Monthly Archives: July 2014

NEW Grace Period Clarification for Marketplace insurance payments

The Marketplace has rules in place that may give consumers who have outstanding premium payments due for their Qualified Health Plan (QHP) insurance a short period of extra time to pay after the payment due date has passed before the insurance company can take away their coverage. This short period of time is called a “grace period” and it varies depending on whether a consumer is receiving advanced premium tax credits (APTC) or not. Under current

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July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental illness affects one in four adults and one in ten children in America. The U.S. Surgeon General reports that minorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to and availability of mental health services and often receive a poorer quality of mental health care. Furthermore, mental illness is a leading cause of disability, yet nearly two-thirds of people with a diagnosable mental illness

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Prescription Drug Abuse on Tribal Lands and Tribal Health Workforce Strategies webinar on July 24

HHS Regions 7 and 8 Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming   Thursday, July 24th 10-11:30 am Mountain Time/11 am-12:30 pm Central Time Adobe Connect Link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/rxabuseworkforce/   Conference Number: (866) 916-3919 Participant Code: 488652 There is no cost for this presentation   Prescription Drug Abuse on Tribal Lands: This session will focus on the impact of prescription

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OneWorld Opens WIC Clinic in Northwest Omaha

OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. announced the opening of a new WIC (Women’s Infants and Children) clinic at OneWorld’s Northwest Omaha clinic, 4229 North 90th Street. The WIC clinic will offer services on the first and third Wednesday of each month during clinic hours, 8am to 4pm. The motto of the WIC program is “Strong parents, healthy kids” and provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support and prescriptive food supplementation

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Consumer Experience Surveys Coming This Fall

In the spring of 2014, CMS announced it would begin field testing a survey that will obtain consumers’ perspectives on the services provided by Marketplaces.  As an update, CMS began field testing the initial Marketplace Survey with Marketplace consumers in June. The survey is available in English, Spanish, and Chinese. It assesses consumer experiences with Marketplace services—the Marketplace web site, telephone call centers, and in-person

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The Foundations of Culturally Appropriate Integrated Services for LGBT Individuals Webinar on July 16

HHS/SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, in collaboration with the National Council for Behavioral Health: Webinar. The Foundations of Culturally Appropriate Integrated Services for LGBT Individuals on July 16, 2014, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm CT (12noon – 1:30pm MT). Register.

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Teaching as a Recruitment Tool: Connecting to Providers through Clinical Education Webinar on July 9

July 9, 2014 | 9-10 am CT (8-9am MT) Hosted by Michigan Primary Care Association During this one-hour webinar you will learn best practices for student placement, precepting, and clinical rotation programs, in addition to learning how to leverage these programs as a recruitment and retention tool for your Health Center. This webinar includes a live discussion forum for questions and answers. Presenter: David Miller, Program Manager for Interprofessional

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CMS Call on Exemptions, Marktplace Updates & Q & A Webinar on July 17

July 17th from 9am-10:30 CST https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/cmsregion7partnertraining/ WebEx: 1-877-267-1577 Your WebEx Meeting Number: 998 148 180   CMS is collecting questions beforehand to help provide supplemental resources. Please send questions to Keshia Bradford at kbradford@hcanebraska.org.

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Nominate a Point of Light – Reward your best volunteers!

During National Health Center Week, August 10th-16th, 2014, NACHC and Points of Light are partnering to honor individuals and/or groups who have volunteered for or at Health Centers. Do you know an individual or group that is inspiring change through their volunteerism? Recognize their good work by submitting a nomination for the Daily Point of Light Award. Five individuals/groups will be honored during National Health Center Week. Click here

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Resources Available for National Health Center Week Planning

National Health Center Week 2014 – Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Local Engines for Healthier Communities – is just over month away (August 10th-16th). Health Centers should continue planning and POSTING events for this year’s celebration. Be sure to check out tools and resources on the NHCW website including best practices to recruit local event sponsors, event ideas, fact sheets, materials in Spanish, and media tools and templates.

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