In March 2010, President Obama signed comprehensive health reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), into law. The law makes preventive care—including family planning and related services—more accessible and affordable for many Americans. While some provisions of the law have already taken effect, many more provisions will be implemented in the coming years.
Get Ready for ACA Enrollment which Begins October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning January 1, 2014
- Up-to-date information about enrollment and implementation can be found at http://www.healthcare.gov/
- View video about the new Health Care Marketplaces which will be going live October 1, 2013
- Look up your state’s plan on state-by-state fact sheets
- Top ten things to know about the health care law for special populations such as women, clinicians, small businesses, others
- Sign up for text and email updates about your state’s ACA implementation
Webinars, Grants and Other Resources
The listings below provide a starting place for family planning agencies to access information and resources related to the ACA.
Webinars and other training:
The Family Planning National Training Centers provide ACA-related training on electronic health records, billing and coding, contracting, policy changes and more, geared to Title X family planning providers.
Health Resources and Services Administration: Check out upcoming and past webinars on Health Information Technology for safety net providers, quality improvement and reporting, meaningful use, workforce and safety net providers, and related issues.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality offers links to webinars and other educational events related to Health Information Technology.
Learn about available grants to assist with implementation of various aspects of ACA.
Search grants.gov for information about funding opportunities related to ACA including Health Information Technology (HIT) and other areas.
Regulations and guidance posted by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare on ACA-related topics such as HIPAA Administrative Simplification and other issues for providers.
The Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight at the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare is responsible for implementing the ACA and provides extensive information and links to specific ACA information and fact sheets.