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Issue Brief

The National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) compiled this checklist to highlight the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid requirements that will take effect in the next two years, nearly all of which will apply to states regardless of whether the state chooses to expand Medicaid eligibility.

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Date Created: Apr 12, 2013


Issue Brief

To ensure a seamless system of coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires a single streamlined application for all Insurance Affordability Programs (IAPs) and a coordinated process for IAP eligibility and enrollment. States looking beyond the eligibility and enrollment process can utilize this chart to explore different mechanisms to address the cost-sharing cliff in the Exchange and also to promote continuity of coverage and care as consumers transition across IAPs.

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Date Created: Apr 12, 2013


Issue Brief

This brief, prepared by State Network staff, outlines important policy issues for states to consider while implementing their Navigator and In-Person Assistor (IPA) programs as well as summarizes the basic information and guidance released to date. The brief concludes with a compilation of resources, program structures, and ideas from leading State Network states.

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Date Created: Mar 12, 2013


Issue Brief

This issue brief, prepared by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), outlines major state decisions regarding coverage expansion consumer assistance strategies and lists valuable tools that state officials can use when determining how to meet the needs of new and existing consumers.

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Date Created: Mar 12, 2013


Issue Brief

This brief, prepared by Wakely Consulting Group, reviews the components of a Call Center as a main face of the Exchange and part of a broader strategy for optimizing people, processes, and technology to support Exchange goals and objectives. It offers tips for Call Center strategy development and management best practices.

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Date Created: Mar 12, 2013


Issue Brief

This brief prepared by Manatt Health Solutions examines some of the legal, policy and operational issues states should contemplate while considering the possibility of using “premium assistance” to purchase coverage for Medicaid-eligible adults in the Exchange.

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Date Created: Mar 12, 2013


State Materials

This analysis estimates the potential costs and benefits of Medicaid expansion for the State of Oregon. It assesses the effect on state general funds, other state funds and the overall impact on health care expenditures.

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Date Created: Feb 12, 2013


Issue Brief

Wakely Consulting Group has prepared this policy brief to aid state Exchanges in their contracting strategies with qualified health plans (QHPs). Section I of this brief describes many of the types of decisions that Exchanges should consider in preparing to launch a clean, effective QHP solicitation process.

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Date Created: Feb 12, 2013


Webinar

The ‘How Can Insurance Exchanges Strategically Approach the Selection and Management of Qualified Health Plans?’ took place on Thursday, February 14 at 2:00 pm ET, and was facilitated by Wakely Consulting Group.

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Date Created: Feb 12, 2013


Issue Brief

This issue brief, prepared by Manatt Health Solutions, summarizes federal policy guidance and outlines requirements, options and key considerations for State-based Exchanges (SBEs) on Exchange premium collection functionality.

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Date Created: Jan 13, 2013