Greetings! The National Healthcare for the Homeless Council is conducting a free webinar that may be of interest to you.
Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment, and Outreach: Changes Coming to the HCH Community
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 3:30-5:00 PM (EST)
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This webinar will identify the Affordable Care Act's policy changes related to eligibility and enrollment and the areas of flexibility that states have for making further changes, provide examples of enrollment best practices being implemented in health centers, and outline public resources available to help with outreach and enrollment activities.
The Affordable Care Act gives states the option to expand Medicaid to nearly all individuals with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level ($15,000/year for an individual), with open enrollment starting on October 1, 2013, in those states that have opted to expand.
While homeless service providers have encountered barriers to enrollment in the past, new rules for streamlining and simplifying the process are mandatory for all states, regardless of their decision about expansion. Hence, both eligibility and enrollment are being expanded and improved, which is a great benefit for those experiencing homelessness and the providers that assist them.
* Barbara DiPietro, PhD; Director of Policy, National Health Care for the Homeless Council; Baltimore * Anne Marie Costello, Technical Director, Division of Eligibility, Enrollment & Outreach, Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS); Baltimore * Kevin Malone, Public Health Analyst, Office of Policy Planning and Innovation, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); Rockville, Maryland * Jessica Kendall, MPH; Outreach Director, Enroll America; Washington, D.C.
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