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4. Provider ACA Outreach and Enrollment Toolkit-HRSA recently launched the Provider ACA toolkit, a clearinghouse of Marketplace resources for clinicians and site administrators. The site includes:
ACA Basics - State-specific information, Marketplace enrollment timeline, and Consumer assistance information.
Patient Handouts and Education - Information on eligibility and new coverage options as well as where to go to enroll.
Business Operations - Information about the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP); the health care law; and business operations.
Training and Education - Training for CME/CE credit, sample slides, webinars and other materials that can be shared with health professionals.
II.) New Marketplace Tools Available (videos & interactive tool)
Want to see how the online application and enrollment process will work for the federal Health Insurance Marketplace?
1. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a video that walks you through the single, streamlined online application by showing how a user can create an account, fill in the application, and see which new health insurance options users are eligible for.
2. Another video on the online enrollment process explains the "Enroll To-Do List" and shows how users can see side-by-side comparisons of available health insurance plans.
3.In addition, the Commonwealth Fund has released a new, fun interactive tool to help individuals learn how the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplaces work.
YouTube Videos about the Affordable Care Act
Please use the following videos below as training or quick marketing & training tools for those unfamiliar with the Affordable Care Act:
1. Nurses explain the Affordable Care Act in 90 seconds
2. An Animated Overview of what the Affordable Care Act can do
3.Health Reform Hits Main Street, featuring the YouToons!
III.) NACHC offers a “triage map” (click HERE) for questions related to outreach and enrollment to manage responses and flow of information.
V.) General information for providers
Marketplace.cms.gov Ten Things Providers Need to Know and 10 Things To Tell Your Patients - These documents from Marketplace.cms.gov give providers a quick rundown of the most important things to know and share with patients about the Affordable Care Act.
10 Things Provider Need to Know.
10 Things to Tell Your Patients.
VI.) General Marketplace/ O&E Info from CMS
Official, pre-approved materials for outreach and enrollment
Key dates for providers for Health Insurance Marketplace
Overview of the ACA and a Basic Introduction to the Marketplace
The Consumer Assistance Resources Infographichas a visual breakdown of where consumers can go for enrollment help.
Marketplace widgets that HRSA providers can use
Links to order printed copies (while supplies last) of consumer materials to share with your community.
VII.) Information for Certified Application Counselor (CAC) groups
Apply to become a CAC organizatioon: http://marketplace.cms.gov/help-us/cac-apply.html
- Training for CACs: http://marketplace.cms.gov/training/get-training.html
- Training Updates-CMS has developed a set of FAQs for organizations in states that are using the federal CAC designation for their training requirements (Federally-Facilitated Marketplace, certain State-based and State-Partnership Marketplaces). Read the FAQs.
Resources Organizations - Private Organizations:
Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Medical Group Management Association
Migrant Clinicians Network
National Association of Community Health Centers
National Center for Cultural Competence
National Center for Farmworker Health
National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Inc.
National Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
X.)Resource Organizations - Public Organizations:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Immunization Program
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Bureau of Health Professions (BPHr)
Division of Practitioner Data Banks
National Health Services Corps (NHSC)
Shortage Designations Branch
Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC)
National Assembly on School Based Healthcare
HHS-Office of Grants Management
Community Health Status Indicators
HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
HRSA Information Center
Office of Rural Health Policy
National Guide Clearinghouse (NGC)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Data & Statistics
Centers for Disease Control
Publications, Software & other Products
NCHS Publication & Information Products
NCHS Fast Stats A to Z
Community Health Status Indicators
Healthy People 2020
Census Bureau Data
2010 Census Data
National Health Information Center
HRSA HAB Data Site
NACCHO Data Systems
Public Health GIS Meta Site from CDC
GIS MetaSite sponsored by ESRI
Other Data Resources
National Association of Health Data Organizations
National Association of Public Health Statistics & Information Systems
CDC’s Public Health Practice Program Office
CDC’s Public Health Training Network
CDC’s Epidemiology Program Office
National Library of Medicine
HRSA Quality Related Links
Partners Info Access for Public Health Professional
NIH Health Services Research & Tech
The International EBM (Cochrane) Collaboration
New York Academy of Medicine
Computing for Clinicians
American Medical Informatic Association
Questionnaires & Health Measures
Medical Outcomes Trust
National Health Interview Survey
NHIS 2000 Questionnaires
National Health & Nutrition Examination Survey
National Health Care Survey
AHRQ - Needs-Oriented Quality Measurement
AHRQ – Consumer Assessment of Health Plans
International Society for Quality of Life Research
More Collegial Organizations
American Public Health Association
National Assoc. of City & County Health Officials
Council of City & County Health Officers
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Assoc. of Maternal & Child Health Programs
Clinicians National Forum
Care Policy Center for Underserved Populations (Johns Hopkins University)
Center for Health Care Strategies
National Network for Health
Department of Mental Health and Hygiene
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Resources and Foundations
Public Health Foundation
The Foundation Center
W.K. Kellogg Foundation