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CMS Awards Consumer Assistance Funding to Support 2017 Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment

With open enrollment for 2017 only a few weeks away, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), announced $63 million in Navigator grant awards to returning and new organizations.  These awards will support local in-person assistance to help consumers navigate, shop, and enroll in the wide variety of Marketplace coverage options. This year, 96 returning organizations and 2 new organizations in the state of Hawaii received a grant award. 

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Register for CCIIO’s Assister Forum: Preparing for 2017 Open Enrollment and Beyond on Monday, Sept. 26 via live remote streaming, register by Sept. 22

Please join the Center for Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) Marketplace CEO Kevin Counihan along with CCIIO Consumer Support Group Director Jennifer Beeson and other CMS/CCIIO leadership for a forum on Monday, September 26, 2016 via remote live streaming. This forum will promote best practices and share strategies for enhancing assister capacity to perform outreach, education, and enrollment activities for the 2017 Open Enrollment period

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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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2016 Community Health Institute (CHI) on Aug. 28-30 and Expo Preconference Workshops on Aug. 25-27 in Chicago, registration now open

Now open for registration! 2016 Community Health Institute (CHI) & Expo Preconference Workshops Hyatt Regency | Chicago, Illinois EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: July 29 (Additional registration is required for all preconference trainings.) This year’s preconference workshop offerings include:   August 25-27, 2016 | Starting with Success: Building and Enhancing Your Health Center August 27, 2016 | Creating a Dynamic and Useful Strategic Plan: An Introduction

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Health Centers and the Social Determinants of Health: Accelerating Change by Improving How Providers Assess and Address Patient Risk through PRAPARE EHR-SPECIFIC WEBINAR SERIES

The PRAPARE project team is excited to announce a series of Electronic Health Record (EHR) webinars to provide organizations interested in using PRAPARE with information on the specific EHR PRAPARE templates (NextGen, eClinicalWorks, GE Centricity, and Epic). In these webinars, PRAPARE pilot teams will talk about how they developed the EHR-specific PRAPARE template and the particulars in using the EHR template for data collection and reporting for

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Registration for NACHC’s Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Academy is now open with 2 webinars April 26 & May 3 and face to face meeting June 6-7 in Denver, CO

NACHC is pleased to announce that registration for the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) Accountable Care Academy is now open! This training includes two webinars and a two-day face to face meeting. The webinars will be held Tuesday, April 26 and Tuesday, May 3. The face to face meeting will be June 6-7, 2016 at the Magnolia Hotel in Denver, CO. Additional details are provided below. Click here to register: http://iweb.nachc.com/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview.aspx?Id=759

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New Special Enrollment Confirmation Process Announced

On February 24, 2016, CMS announced a new Special Enrollment Confirmation Process. Once the new Special Enrollment Confirmation Process is implemented, all consumers applying through the most common HealthCare.gov special enrollment periods (SEPs) will be directed to submit documentation to verify their eligibly to use an SEP. CMS will then review the documents to ensure consumers qualify for an SEP. On March 4, 2016, CMS updated the Marketplace

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2016 Uniform Data System (UDS) Changes Webinar on Tues., April 12 at 1-2:30pm CDT (12noon-1:30pm MDT)

BPHC is hosting this webinar to highlight proposed changes for the 2016 UDS information to be reported by Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes in February 2017. The changes include: adding to patient characteristics, including sexual orientation and gender identity (Table 3A, 3B),adding quality improvement staff, community health workers, and dental therapists in the staffing tables (Table 5, 8A),revising clinical measures to improve measure

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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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REMIND CONSUMERS TO RESOLVE THEIR DATA MATCHING INCONSISTENCIES

A  list of documents  that consumers can submit to resolve different types of inconsistencies.

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