Health Reform Hub
Explore AUCD's Health Reform Hub to find out everything you need to know about the health reform law and its impact on people with disabilities and their families. The buttons below provide quick links to key ACA facts and up-to-date information on where the states stand implementing the law. Scroll down for more information on ACA Funding Opportunities, the Medicaid Expansion, Health Insurance Marketplaces, and other implementation efforts.
CMS Releases Informational Bulletin on Essential Elements of Managed Long Term Services and Supports
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted two important documents on Medicaid.gov that outline essential elements that we believe are critical to strong managed long term services and supports (MLTSS) programs. The first of the two documents includes a summary overview of each element. The second document outlines, in detail, each element and the expectations associated with each.
The CMS Innovation Center released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Round Two of the Health Care Innovation Awards. Under this announcement, CMS will spend up to $1 billion for awards and evaluation of projects from across the country that test new payment and service delivery models that will deliver better care and lower costs for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children�s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollees.
Medicaid advocates may be interested in a new guidance from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on providing managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) programs. MLTSS programs can provide necessary services for people with disabilities.
Other Helpful Websites
The Health Care and You Coalition created HealthCareandYou.org to be a resource to help Americans understand the Affordable Care Act and how the health care law impacts them.
Part of Healthcare.gov, this website offers information about the Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan created by the Affordable Care Act to insure individuals with pre-existing conditions until the law takes full effect in 2014.
A new national advocacy organization dedicated to the implementation of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act found in the Affordable Care Act.
The Department of Health and Human Services online gateway providing comprehensive information about the Affordable Care Act
Explore coverage options, learn about prevention, understand the new law and how it relates to you, and much more.
KFF's online gateway providing easy access to new and comprehensive resources on the health reform law.
Health Reform resources related to the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Catalyst Center is a national center dedicated to improving health care insurance and financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Find resources and view archived briefings on health care reform and related topics.
AUCD is a member of the CHF, the oldest and largest nonprofit alliance working to preserve and strengthen public health investments.
|Understand the Law
Summaries and tools to understand the Patient Protection and Affordable
Recent funding announcements and opportunities.
|Implementation, Regulations, and Guidance
Implementation of key provisions scheduled to take effect, explanation of regulations, and guidance on provisions.
Updates from the states and federal government on the expansion of Medicaid.
|Health Insurance Marketplaces
Information and resources on the Health Insurance Exchanges, now called Marketplaces.
|Integrated Care Initiatives
Learn about efforts to integrate care for those eligible for both Medicaid
|Resources from Others
Additional resources from other organizations and advocacy groups.
|Legislative and Legal Challenges
Information related to repeal attempts and the Supreme Court case.