Monthly Archives: August 2014

CMS Resources and Fact Sheets for Special Populations

Please check out the outreach and education section of Marketplace.cms.gov. Under this section, look for the link “special populations” where you can click to find more information for young adults such as tips, info for college graduates, and knowing your rights. http://marketplace.cms.gov/outreach-and-education/special-populations.html For College Graduates: Congrats Grad Fact Sheet Mom’s as Messengers: Mother’s as Messengers for Uninsured

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Reminder: Continue to Help Resolve Outstanding Immigration/Citizenship Data Matching Issues (or Inconsistencies) by September 5

Thank you for your continued support helping consumers resolve outstanding immigration and citizenship data matching issues.  CMS is working hard to process the thousands of documents that have been and continue to be submitted by consumers to confirm their coverage.  Consumers with outstanding immigration and citizenship data matching issues from whom CMS has not received any copies of requested documents must send their documents to the Marketplace

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Assister Webinar End of Summer Schedule

There is no assister webinar this week.  We wish you and your families a safe Labor Day holiday.  After the Labor Day holiday, CMS will resume a weekly webinar schedule beginning in September in advance of the Open Enrollment Period.  Please be sure to mark these dates on your calendar. We look forward to your participation! Friday, August 29: No Webinar Friday, September 5: Webinar at 1 pm CDT *Weekly Schedule Resumes Friday September 12: Webinar

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New FTCA Health Center Program Manual includes Coverage of Certain Individual Emergencies and Participation in Health Fairs, Immunization Campaigns

HRSA has issued a new FTCA: Health Center Policy Manual.  The new manual includes an expansion of FTCA coverage for services rendered to non-health center patients in certain individual emergencies.  In addition, the manual clarifies that FTCA coverage is available when health center staff conduct or participate in health fairs and immunization campaigns for both children/adolescents and adults.  These changes were part of a Final Rule published

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Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: a Manual for Community Health Centers Webinar on Sept. 11 at 11am CT (10am MT)

Registration is open for an NCCRT webinar on a new NCCRT Resource:  Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates:  A Manual for Community Health Centers on Thursday, September 11th  from 12:00 Noon – 1:00 pm EST.  See registration information below.   Description of Event: This webinar will introduce participants to a new NCCRT resource: “Steps for Increasing Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates: A Manual for Community Health Centers,”

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Link to Enroll America – How to Hold a Successful Outreach Event

Here is the link to a presentation by Enroll America featuring best practices and tips on how to hold a successful outreach event, including identifying different types of events, steps to organize an event, and suggested outreach efforts leading up to November 15th.  The presentation is available on Enroll America’s website, here. Here also is the link to the presentation from their Technical Assistance Resources page under Training Materials.

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From Coverage to Care – Resources for Assisters to Help Connect the Newly Insured to Care – Print Copies Available for Ordering

We encourage you to share these materials and other information about local resources during your conversations with consumers so that individuals know where, and how, to access care in your community. Additional From Coverage to Care resources including videos in English and Spanish are available on http://marketplace.cms.gov/c2c. Assisters can: Sign up for the Minority Health listserv for notification when new From Coverage to Care resources are

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HIPAA Breach Notification – Preventing and Responding to Health Information Breaches webinar Sept. 25

Thursday, Sept. 25 at 12noon CT (11am Mt) Duration: 90 minutes Online by instructor Jim Sheldon Dean Register here Overview: The HIPAA Breach Notification Rule has been in effect since September 23, 2009 and had recently been significantly modified. We will discuss the origins of the rule and how it works, including interactions with other HIPAA rules and penalties for violations. Areas covered in the session: Breach Notification Laws State Breach

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NACHC offers One Day Training on the new Medicare PPS regulations in Chicago on Sept. 3 or Sept. 4, 2014

September Medicare PPS Trainings September 3, 2014 September 4, 2014 Hilton Chicago O'Hare Airport Register now for: September 3 training September 4 training In preparation for these changes, NACHC is offering a one-day, intensive workshop to prepare health centers and look-alikes to implement the new Medicare PPS regulations.   This training will address: • The Practical and legal aspects of the new Medicare PPS rule • The Medicare PPS Rule

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Emergency Preparedness Tools and Resources for Faith-based and Community Organizations webinar on Aug. 19

Whether at the Cottonwood Fire in the panhandle, the Colorado floodwaters at North Platte, or the Tornado at Beaver Crossing; Churches played a major role in the response and recovery for every emergency that I have responded to.  The churches brought food, set up shelters, provided counselling and helped in countless other ways.  Some houses of worship have cultural services to Asian, Middle Eastern, and/or Spanish speaking members of our communities.

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