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9/21/2010

HHS Announces New Tools and Resources from the Affordable Care Act

A series of provisions to prevent fraud and strengthen Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP.
 
 

9/20/2010

Families USA Webpage: Affordable Care Act Six Month Anniversary Resources

Webpage devoted to resources and materials describing new Affordable Care Act protections that will take effect on September 23, 2010.
 
 

9/20/2010

New Cooperative Agreement Stemming from the Affordable Care Act Between HHS and CDC

HHS Secretary Sebelius announces $42.5 million from the CDC for public health improvement programs through the Affordable Care Act.
 
 

9/17/2010

Factsheet: Patients' Bill of Rights

Families USA fact sheet that explains how the Patients' Bill of Rights protects consumers.
pdf File Patients Bill of Rights.pdf [download]
 
 

9/17/2010

Six Months In: Who Is the Affordable Care Act Helping in Your Community?

Community Catalyst's fact sheet that helps people understand how they will benefit from the Affordable Care Act.
pdf File Six Months In.pdf [download]
 
 

9/15/2010

HHS Awards $14.2 Million to Support Patient-Centered Outcomes Research

Funding is intended to develop, implement, and test strategies to increase the adoption and dissemination of interventions based on patient-centered outcomes research among racial and ethnic minority populations.
 
 

9/15/2010

HHS Awards $31 Million More for Prevention and Wellness Projects

HHS announced $31 million for awards to ten communities in eight states and one award to a state health department to support public health efforts.
 
 

9/14/2010

HHS Call for Public Input: National Health Care Quality Strategy and Plan

Section 3011 of the Affordable Care Act calls on HHS to establish a national quality strategy plan and the identification of priorities to improve the the delivery of health care services, patient health outcomes, and population health.
 
 

9/13/2010

HHS Awards $16.8 million to Train Public Health Workforce

Most of the funding is made available by the Prevention and Public Health Fund included as part of the Affordable Care Act.
 
 

9/10/2010

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Letter: Hospice Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP

Letter provides guidance to States on the implementation of section 2302 of the Affordable Care Act, whcih removes the prohibition of receiving curative treatment upon the election of hospice.
pdf File Hospice Care for Children.pdf [download]
 
 

9/10/2010

HHS Letter: Secretary Sebelius calls on Health Insurers to Stop Misinformation and Unjustified Rate Increases

A letter to America's Health Insurance Plans calling on their members to stop using scare tactics to falsely blame premium increases on the Afforodable Care Act.
 
 

9/8/2010

HHS Press Release: HHS Launches CuidadodeSalud.Gov, Partner Website of HealthCare.gov

The first website in Spanish of its kind to help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to information and resources on affordable health care coverage.
 
 

8/31/2010

Working Paper: Coverage for Consumers, Savings for States: Options for Modernizing Medicaid

United Health Center for Health Reform & Modernization's working paper exploring Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act and savings for states through Medicaid modernization.
pdf File UNH Options for Modernizing Medicaid.pdf [download]
 
 

8/30/2010

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Comments on Interim Final Rules for Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

AUCD signed on to this letter letter providing comments on preexisting condition exclusions, lifetime and annual limits, rescissions, and patient protections.
pdf File CCD Comments on Patient Rights 8-30-10.pdf [download]
 
 

8/27/2010

CLASS Act Fact Sheet

Developed by the AARP Public Policy Institute, this fact sheet provides a concise explanation of how the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act program will operate.

pdf File AARP fact sheet on CLASS Act [download]
 
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