HHS Affordable Care Act Bulletin - July 8, 2011
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July 8: Medicaid: More than Just Numbers, By Jon Carson, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement
July 8: Helping States Improve Care and Reduce Costs, By Don Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
July 8: Raising Patient Safety Awareness Across the Country, Joe McCannon, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, CMS
July 7: Health Insurance Leads to Healthier Americans, By Sherry Glied, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
July 1: Protecting Physicians and People with Medicare, By Don Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
June 30: Sharing Your Prevention Tips, By Julia Eisman, HHS New Media Communications Director
June 30: Freeing Doctors to Focus on Patients, Not Paperwork, By Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services
June 29: A Key Legal Victory for Health Care, By Stephanie Cutter, Assistant to the President and Deputy Senior Advisor
June 29: Collecting Data We Need to Reduce Health Disparities, By Dr. Garth Graham, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health
June 28: Affordable Care Act Saves $260 Million This Year, By Don Berwick, M.D., Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
June 24: Helping Parents Quit Smoking
June 27, 2011 2nd Annual National Accountable Care Organization Summit; Washington, D.C.
June 17, 2011 US Conference of Mayors; Baltimore, MD
June 7, 2011 National Disability Rights Network; Baltimore, MD
June 7, 2011 Hampton University 97th Annual Ministers’ Conference; Hampton, VA
June 6, 2011 Federal LGBT Youth Summit; Washington, D.C.
The fact sheets are condensed summaries of important provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
June 29, 2011
Improving Data Collection for the LGBT Community
June 9, 2011
Health Disparities: Improving Health Equity
Choose your state to learn more about the immediate benefits of the Affordable Care Act.
Regulations and guidance are used to implement many of the Affordable Care Act provisions that address both private and public health insurance.
Administrative Simplification – Interim Final Rule on the Adoption of Operating Rules for Eligibility for a Health Plan and Health Care Claim Status Transactions (Issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Medicaid – Final Rule on Federal Funding for Medicaid Eligibility Determination and Enrollment Activities (Issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
Administration officials issue letters requesting information, issuing guidance, announcing progress to date, and other implementation efforts.
The Affordable Care Act creates a number of new grant opportunities. Below, you will find links to the grant centers for the agencies administering these grants. There, and at Grants.gov, you can search for relevant grant opportunities.
Consumer Assistance Program Grants – search for CFDA number 93.519
OCIIO State Planning and Establishment Grants – search for CFDA number 93.525.
Below you’ll find brochures and materials related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
New Benefits for Graduates and Young Adults (PDF – 206 KB)
Better Benefits, Better Health (PDF – 374 KB)
Better Benefits, Better Health for Women (PDF – 311 KB)
Better Benefits, Better Health for Young Adults (PDF – 193 KB)
Better Benefits, Better Health for Seniors (PDF – 128 KB)
Better Benefits, Better Health for Small Businesses (PDF – 160 KB)
Newsletter Language for Partners: Use this toolkit to share information about the PCIP program with your newspaper or newsletter readers.
Website Language for Partners: Use this toolkit to share information about the PCIP program with your online readers.
Several new programs across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services support the work of the Affordable Care Act. You will find information about these programs on this page.