Monthly Archives: August 2016

Women’s Health and Zika: What Health Care Providers Need to Know webinar on Sept. 15 at 1pm CDT (12noon MDT)

Zika virus continues to spread across the globe, with active transmission within U.S. borders.  Women’s health care is a critical area where the risks and consequences of Zika virus exposure are devastating for all involved.  Mark Chames, MD, associate professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan will provide up-to-date information for health care providers and facilities regarding the Zika virus epidemic,

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Changes to the CAC training certificates

With the recent release of the Plan Year 2017 Assister training, CMS has updated the federal CAC training certificates.  The new federal training certificates now indicate the effective date of training completion.  CAC certificates are valid for one year from the effective date of training completion.  

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What is New with Find Local Help?

Find Local Help has released a new functionality to allow Assisters to add locations via the upkeep tool at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/update-organization-information/#/.   Now, Assisters may submit a Find Local Help request to add locations online.  With this change, the Find Local Help spreadsheets are no longer necessary.  For more information on adding new locations via the upkeep tool, please refer to the following resources: FLH Quick

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Aetna Update

STATEMENT  (attributable to Kevin Counihan, Marketplace CEO): “Aetna’s decision to alter its Marketplace participation does not change the fundamental fact that the Health Insurance Marketplace will continue to bring quality coverage to millions of Americans next year and every year after that. It’s no surprise that companies are adapting at different rates to a market where they compete for business on cost and quality rather than by denying

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What’s New with Find Local Help

Find Local Help has released a new functionality to allow Assisters to add locations via the upkeep tool at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/update-organization-information/#/. Now, Assisters may submit a Find Local Help request to add locations online. With this change, the Find Local Help spreadsheets are no longer necessary. For more information on adding new locations via the upkeep tool, please refer to the FLH Quick Reference Guide at https://marketplace.cms.gov/technical-assistance-resources/local-help-reference-guide.pdf

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HRSA/BPHC registration fee support available for NCQA and PCMH training in Atlanta on Sept. 20-22, deadline for requests Friday, August 19

PCA/HCCN QI Coaches:  This communication is to ensure your PCA/HCCN is aware of current HRSA/BPHC support for attendance at NCQA Introduction and Advanced PCMH educational training sessions.  Support is available to both health center and PCA/HCCN staff for registration fees for both NCQA education sessions.  Travel, lodging and other expenses are the responsibility of the traveler.  Health center or PCA/HCCN staff interested in attending should

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