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Tax Season Spotlight

NOTE: This version of the assister newsletter revises the Tax Season Spotlight where the hyperlinks to resources were initially defective. This tax season, the Marketplace and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have told consumers that they must have had Minimal Essential Coverage (MEC) to avoid paying the penalty for the 2015 benefit year. If a consumer didn’t obtain coverage directly from the Marketplace, they may have a hard time figuring out if

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Coverage Gap SEP in Non-Medicaid Expansion States (Reminder)

Reminder: A consumer may qualify for the Medicaid Coverage Gap Special Enrollment Period (SEP) if the consumer: Resides in a non-Medicaid expansion state; Was previously ineligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC) solely because of a household income below 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL); Was ineligible for Medicaid during that same timeframe; and Has experienced a change in household income that makes him/her newly eligible

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Marketplace Updates: EDN Changes and Future OE Dates

NEW: Disqualifying Income Now Listed on Eligibility Determination Notices On April 1st, CMS updated the Marketplace Eligibility Determination Notice (EDN) sent to consumers who are found ineligible for advance payments of the premium tax credit (APTC), cost-sharing reductions (CSRs), Medicaid or CHIP. The notice will now include the household income that the Marketplace used to determine them as ineligible for APTC, CSRs, Medicaid or CHIP, as applicable.

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NEW: Ending Special Enrollment Period (SEP) Retroactive Coverage

On April 1st,  the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance announcing that after March 31, 2016 the Marketplace will no longer be accepting new requests for Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for retroactive coverage back to 2015. All retro SEP requests received after this date will receive a max retro date of January 1, 2016. For additional information, click here: https://www.cms.gov/CCIIO/Resources/Regulations-and-Guidance/Downloads/ENR-GuidanceEnding2015-SEPs-FINAL-040116.pdf

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Nebraska Medicine offers Armed Intruder Presentation on Thursday, April 28 from 2-4pm CDT – Credit hours available

April 28, 2016 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Nebraska Medicine/UNMC Wittson Hall, 3034 Target Audience:  Nebraska Medicine Employees  UNMC Employees & Students  First Responders  Omaha Metropolitan Medical Response System   Course Description:  This course will review the events of an armed intruder.   Learning Objectives:  Participants will describe the Incident Command System  Participants will define the roles and responsibilities

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CMS Extends Deadline for Accountable Health Communities Funding Opportunity to Improve Community Linkages to Address SDOH to May 18, 2016

Over a five-year period, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) will implement and evaluate a three-track Accountable Health Communities Model based on emerging evidence that addressing health-related socials needs through enhanced clinical-community linkages can improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Each track features interventions of varying intensity that link beneficiaries with community services (from referrals to actual

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Keshia Bradford Wins Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC

Keshia Bradford, MPA, Director of Outreach and Enrollment & Strategic Initiatives for the Health Center Association of Nebraska (HCAN) was awarded George Washington University’s Geiger Gibson Emerging Leader Award in Washington, DC. The award was given during the National Association of Community Health Center’s Policy & Issues Forum held in Washington, DC from March 16-19, 2016.  The Emerging Leader Award is designed to highlight and

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3 FTCA webcasts to prep for CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements PAL on March 31, April 6, and April 7

Technical Assistance  (TA) Webcasts for Calendar Year (CY) 2017 Requirements for the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Medical Malpractice Coverage Program  for Health Centers – In anticipation of the release of the CY 2017 FTCA Deeming Requirements Program Assistance Letter (PAL),  BPHC has scheduled three webcasts: General Information and Risk Management,  Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:00 p.m. –  3:30 p.m. ET General Information and Credentialing

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Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) webinar, Intro to MSSP ACO Academy on Tues., Apr. 5 at 2pm CDT (1pm MDT)

This summer, NACHC and Starling Advisors are partnering to offer a training designed to inform and assist Health Centers with evaluating and participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP).  This MSSP ACO Academy is intended to build off of NACHC’s previous Accountable Care Academy trainings.   Interested in learning more? NACHC is offering a FREE introductory webinar on April 5. Details are below. Webinar:  Introduction to MSSP

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Refresher on Hardship Exemptions

Assisters can help consumers understand if they qualify for a hardship exemption and help them fill out the application and submit documentation. Click here for a list of hardship exemptions and more information about how to apply for them. Only one exemption is needed for any given time period. Consumers may select multiple hardship exemptions on one application, but must send in documentation for each type requested. The duration of the hardship

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