Yearly Archives: 2014

Immediate enrollment into Managed Care

Please share this information with administrative, clinical, and billing staff. Effective February 1, 2014 individuals determined mandatory for Managed Care, will be immediately enrolled into a Managed Care Organization (Arbor Health Plan, CoventryCares or UnitedHealthcare Community Plan), effective the first day of the month that a health plan is chosen (either voluntarily or through auto-assignment). Prior to February 1, 2014, enrollment in managed

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Sliding Fee Scales and QHPs – FAQs

Shawn Frick from NACHC states: We have been getting quite a few questions about how/if sliding fee discounts at health centers can be applied to the new QHP enrollees when their insurance begins on January 1.  The simple answer to this is to remember that the application of the sliding fee discount is related to FPL and family size and not to a person’s insurance status.  Frankly, I was also confused on this as well and had to reminded.  Please

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Learn about the Health Insurance Marketplace in Chinese (Mandarin)

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) invites you to join our Google Hangout in Chinese on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm ET. One in seven Chinese Americans lacks health insurance. With almost half of all Chinese Americans report speaking English less than very well, Chinese Americans are among the highest limited English proficient populations in the nation. To help provide information to limited English

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Enroll America Hosts Virtual Town Hall for Healthcare Providers – Jan. 16, 2014

As we approach the March 31st enrollment deadline, Enroll America will be kicking off their Provider Week of Action with a virtual town hall on Thursday January 16th. Town halls will be held at 9:00AM, 12:00PM, 4:00PM, and 9:00PM EST. You can click on a start time to register for that respective session. For more information, you may contact Heidi Emerson at hemerson@nachc.org.

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New HHS Enrollment Report

HHS released enrollment numbers for the new Health Insurance Marketplace through December 28.  More than 6 million Americans have now either signed up for a private health insurance plan or for Medicaid/CHIP, including the nearly 2.2 million who signed up for private insurance through the Marketplace.  Nearly 1.8 million of these consumers signed up for private plans in December.  That’s nearly five times as many people as signed up in October

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Share Your Story!

Please use the new Share your Story collection tool on the new “Get Covered” page to help your patients submit their own stories, or direct consumers to this new tool so consumers can share their personal stories about enrolling in and using their new coverage.  The Share your Story collection tool can also be reached through the new “Got Covered” widgets and badges.

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Invite your Congressional Members for a Visit to your Health Center – Congressional calendars

Congressional Calendars 2014 U.S. Senate Calendar 2014 U.S. House of Representatives Calendar All Congressional Members will be visiting their home districts during the March 19-23 NACHC P & I Forum in Washington, DC.  Thursday, March 20 is reserved for Congressional Visits with House and Senate Staff members who deal with Health Care.  Check the calendars above to ask your Congressperson to visit your Health Center this winter or spring before

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2014 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open

The 2014 NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program application cycle is now open. The application cycle will close on February 27, 2014, at 7:30 pm, ET. Eligibility is open to registered nurses and advanced practice registered nurses (e.g., nurse practitioners) who have qualifying educational loans, and who are dedicated to serving the Nation’s medically underserved populations in health professions shortage area (HPSAs). NURSE Corps Loan Repayment award

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Attend the 2014 NACHC Policy & Issues Forum on March 19-23 in Washington, DC

Amanda Pears Kelly, in an email from The Campaign to Save America's Health Centers Update, says: "While Congress is currently scheduled to be on recess during the conference this year, you still need to attend P&I.  The P&I is the first and best opportunity for Advocates to be briefed on the 2014Health Center policy agenda and get the most up-to-date information on what Health Centers can expect in the months ahead.  This year, you will

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National Emergency Preparedness Standards Proposed by CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a rule to establish national emergency preparedness requirements for Medicare and Medicaid providers and suppliers. The rule would require FQHCs and RHCs to develop an emergency plan that includes training and testing.   Subscribers with access to the e-Library should review PIN 2007-15: Health Center Emergency Management Program Expectations for guidance on developing and

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