Resources

Health Reform

NASTAD Issue Brief: Immigrants and the Affordable Care Act
3/24/2014 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 11) - March 6, 2014
3/6/2014 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 10) - January 15, 2014
1/15/2014 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 9) - December 4, 2013: ACA Implementation Updates
12/4/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 8) - November, 7, 2013: ACA Implementation Updates
11/7/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

State Resource: Colorado ADAP Client Contact and Enrollment Form
11/5/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

State Resource: Colorado Enrolled Client Exit Form
11/5/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

NASTAD Issue Brief: Medicaid Premium Assistance Programs
10/30/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

State Resource: Colorado ADAP Approved Plans
10/30/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

State Resource: Illinois ACA Plan Comparison
10/30/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

NASTAD Issue Brief: Plan Assessment Tools for Insurance Purchasing Programs
10/28/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

State Resource: Washington MAGI Income Definition Sheet
10/7/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Alert - September 30, 2013: Health Reform Resources
9/30/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

State Resource: Colorado Health Care Coverage Guide Reference Handbook
9/30/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

State Resource: Colorado ADAP Wrap Around
9/30/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

State Resource: Colorado HIV Care and the ACA Presentation
9/23/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

State Resource: West Virginia Ryan White Part B ACA Presentation (including service cross walk)
9/19/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

State Resource: Oregon ADAP Fact Sheet for ACA Assister Programs
8/26/2013 | Source: Health Department - 

State Resource: Illinois ADAP and CHIC Electronic Application
8/9/2013 | Source: Illinois Health Department - 

State Resource: Illinois Mock MAGI Worksheet (for clients that do not file federal taxes)
8/9/2013 | Source: Illinois Health Department - 

State Resource: Illinois Web ADAP Application Change Manual - MAGI
8/9/2013 | Source: Illinois Health Department - 

State Resource: Illinois Ryan White Part B MAGI Presentation
8/9/2013 | Source: Illinois Health Department - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 6) - August, 6, 2013: Preparing HIV Programs and Clients for New Coverage Options
8/6/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Misc. Resource: Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Definition Chart
8/6/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

State Resource: Florida Client Information Flyer on Preparing for ACA Implementation
8/6/2013 | Source: Florida Health Department - 

NASTAD Issue Brief: Outreach, Eligibility, and Enrollment (July 2013)
7/17/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Issue Brief: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Essential Health Benefits (EHB) (Updated July 2013)
7/17/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Alert - July 17, 2013: ACA Outreach, Eligibility, and Enrollment
7/17/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Issue Brief: Premium Tax Credits and Cost Sharing Subsidies (Updated July 2013)
7/17/2013 | Source: NASTAD - This issue brief focuses on the ACA’s affordability provisions (advance premium tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies) and how these provisions may interact with AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) insurance assistance programs. Last updated: July 2013.

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Alert - July 15, 2013: Final Medicaid EHB Rule
7/15/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 5) - June 12, 2013: Countdown to Open Enrollment
6/12/2013 | Source: NASTAD - Health Reform Watch is a newsletter for state and territorial health department staff that provides updates, analysis, and highlights on federal and state health reform activities. This newsletter is intended to inform state and territorial health department staff about ongoing health reform activities.

NASTAD Webinar: ADAP and Health Reform: Conducting Outreach and Enrollment
5/29/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 
As part of NASTAD's cooperative agreement with HRSA, NASTAD convened a technical assistance webinar for ADAP coordinators and associated program staff on Wednesday, May 29, 2013. This webinar focused on preparing ADAPs to engage in outreach and enrollment efforts to assist ADAP clients transitioning to new coverage options under the ACA. The webinar covered the following: nuts and bolts of applying for coverage; ACA outreach and enrollment programs and opportunities for ADAP engagement; and lessons from the field: insurance benefits counseling in practice.


State Resource: Colorado ACA ADAP Client Transition Management Plan
5/21/2013 | Source: Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - 

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 4) - April 23, 2013
4/23/2013 | Source: NASTAD - Health Reform Watch is a newsletter for state and territorial health department staff that provides updates, analysis, and highlights on federal and state health reform activities. This newsletter is intended to inform state and territorial health department staff about ongoing health reform activities.

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 3) - March 19, 2013
3/19/2013 | Source: NASTAD - Health Reform Watch is a newsletter for state and territorial health department staff that provides updates, analysis, and highlights on federal and state health reform activities. This newsletter is intended to inform state and territorial health department staff about ongoing health reform activities.

NASTAD Issue Brief: Using the Affordable Care Act to Improve Access to HIV Prevention, Care, and Treatment for Women
3/7/2013 | Source: NASTAD - This tool highlights the top five provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that will have the most significant impact on women living with and at risk for HIV, including action steps to make sure these provisions are implemented in ways that address health disparities.

NASTAD Presentation: Preparing HIV/AIDS Programs and Providers for Affordable Care Act Implementation
2/28/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Presentation: Preparing HIV/AIDS Programs and Providers for ACA Exchanges/Marketplaces
2/27/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 

NASTAD Misc. Resource: NASTAD Comments on Medicaid Benefits and Cost Sharing Rule
2/21/2013 | Source: NASTAD - The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed regulation on benefits requirements for the Medicaid expansion population in 2014, new cost-sharing rules for Medicaid, and Medicaid and Exchange appeals and eligibility coordination. NASTAD provided comments to the proposed regulation, highlighting the need for benefits requirements and cost-sharing protections that meet the care and treatment needs of people living with HIV and viral hepatitis.

NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 2) - February, 12, 2013
2/12/2013 | Source: NASTAD - Health Reform Watch is a newsletter for state and territorial health department staff that provides updates, analysis, and highlights on federal and state health reform activities. This newsletter is intended to inform state and territorial health department staff about ongoing health reform activities.

NASTAD Presentation: Preparing HIV/AIDS Programs and Providers for ACA Implementation: Indiana
2/1/2013 | Source: NASTAD - 
NASTAD presented a health reform update focused on what health reform implementation will mean for HIV providers and consumers in Indiana. The meeting - which involved health department staff and case managers from all over the state - also included a facilitated discussion and planning session on what case managers can do to prepare for upcoming health systems changes.


NASTAD Newsletter: Health Reform Watch (Volume 1) - January 11, 2013
1/11/2013 | Source: NASTAD - Health Reform Watch is a newsletter for state and territorial health department staff that provides updates, analysis, and highlights on federal and state health reform activities. This newsletter is intended to inform state and territorial health department staff about ongoing health reform activities.

NASTAD Misc. Resource: NASTAD Comments on Essential Health Benefits
12/26/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a proposed regulation implementing the Essential Health Benefits (EHB) requirements for private insurance plans sold in the small group and individual markets in 2014. NASTAD provided comments to the proposed regulation, highlighting the need for benefits requirements that meet the care and treatment needs of peoplel living with HIV and viral hepatitis.


NASTAD Misc. Resource: ACA Regulations on Essential Health Benefits and Affordability
11/26/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
On November 20th, HHS published a proposed rule on the Essential Health Benefits and affordability requirements for private insurance as well as preliminary guidance on how the Essential Health Benefits will apply to Medicaid. The following provides NASTAD's analysis of the proposed regulation and implications for HIV/AIDS programs.


NASTAD Presentation: Health Reform and HIV/AIDS Services in Minnesota
11/7/2012 | Source: NASTAD and Project Inform - 
Amy Killelea (NASTAD) and Anne Donnelly (Project Inform) gave the following presentation to Minnesota HIV providers in November 2012. The presentation provides an update as to federal health reform implementation activities and an overview of the impact of these reforms on HIV providers, services, and clients in Minnesota.


NASTAD Misc. Resource: Health Reform Frequently Asked Questions
8/17/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
The following provides answers to some common questions about health reform and what it means for access to HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis prevention, care, and treatment. NASTAD will continue to update and add to this document as federal and state implementation continues and more information becomes available.


NASTAD Misc. Resource: Health Care Reform Implementation Plan and Assessment
8/7/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
This document is designed to assist health departments assess their readiness for full implementation of the Affordable Care Act and to plan for programmatic and policy changes. The assessment also identifies opportunities for health department engagement in larger state implementation and planning discussions to ensure that HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs and services are integrated into broader reforms. For questions about the assessment, please contact Amy Killelea.


NASTAD Misc. Resource: ACA Eligibility Flow Chart
7/25/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
This flow chart provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act's new eligibility rules and systems and how these systems interact with the Ryan White Program.


NASTAD Misc. Resource: Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Definition Chart
7/25/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
This chart provides information on the new formula (Modified Adjusted Gross Income) under the Affordable Care Act that will be used to determine income eligibility for most Medicaid beneficiaries as well as eligibility for subsidies to purchase private insurance through exchanges.


NASTAD Webinar: The Supreme Court Decision and What it Means for Health Care Reform Implementation
7/17/2012 | Source: NASTAD - On June 28, 2012, the United States Supreme Court released its much-awaited decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Court upheld the ACA, but its holding presents some challenges for full implementation of the Medicaid expansion. NASTAD convened a webinar on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 to provide an overview of the decision, with a focus on the implications for the Medicaid expansion and access to care for people living with HIV.   This webinar also discussed next steps for state implementation efforts and devoted time at the end of the presentation to answer questions about the decision

NASTAD HIV and Viral Hepatitis Policy Watch: Special Issue on Supreme Court Health Care Reform Decision
7/6/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
This special edition of NASTAD's HIV and Viral Hepatitis Policy Watch discusses the Supreme Court's decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis programs and access to care.


NASTAD Misc. Resource: NASTAD Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision to Uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
7/5/2012 | Source: NASTAD - NASTAD press release regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). 

NASTAD Webinar: Health Reform - Lay of the Land
4/19/2012 | Source: NASTAD - 
This webinar provides a high-level update on health reform provisions and an update on implementation planning.


NASTAD Fact sheet: ADAP and PCIPs
3/20/2012 | Source: NASTAD - This fact sheet provides an overview of ADAP coordination with Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs).  For additional information, please consult Module Two of the National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report.  This Module includes updated enrollment and utilization data and detailed information related to ADAP coordination with Medicare Part D, Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plans (PCIPs) and the CMS Section 1115 Waiver process.

Fact sheet: How Does the Affordable Care Act Help People Living with HIV/AIDS?
11/9/2011 | Source: AIDS.gov - 

Explaining Health Reform: Eligibility and Enrollment Processes For Medicaid, CHIP, and Subsidies in the Exchanges
9/1/2011 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation - 

Glossary of Key Health Reform Terms
7/1/2011 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation - 

Summary of Coverage Provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
7/1/2011 | Source: Kaiser Family Foundation - 

NASTAD Webinar: ADAP Coordination with Other Payers
11/17/2010 8:46:00 AM | Source: NASTAD - Webinar recording from NASTAD's ADAP Coordination with Other Payers TA webinar on October 20, 2010.

NASTAD Misc. Resource: ADAP-specific CMS data sharing agreement user guide
9/27/2010 9:15:00 AM | Source: NASTAD - User guide for the ADAP-specific CMS data sharing agreement.

NASTAD Misc. Resource: ADAP-specific CMS data sharing agreement
9/27/2010 9:14:00 AM | Source: NASTAD - ADAP-specific CMS data sharing agreement.

NASTAD Misc. Resource: ADAP-specific CMS data sharing agreement implementation questionnaire
9/27/2010 9:13:00 AM | Source: NASTAD - Implementation questionnaire for the ADAP-specific CMS data sharing agreement.

NASTAD Webinar: ADAP as TrOOP
9/13/2010 9:07:00 AM | Source: NASTAD - Webinar recording from NASTAD's ADAP as TrOOP TA webinar on August 31, 2010.

NASTAD Webinar: Introduction to Health Reform
8/17/2010 | Source: NASTAD - This webinar provided a client focused presentation on health reform and briefly discussed issues for consideration for health departments.