ACA’s Consequences for People with Disabilities
This February 2015 issue brief from Health & Disability Advocates explains how people with disabilities can experience gaps in coverage because of new application and eligibility requirements.
Presumptive Eligibility in Your Hospital
The Affordable Care Act allows some hospitals to enroll uninsured patients meeting basic eligibility criteria into Medicaid. Hospitals learn the steps to implement presumptive eligibility in this 2013 tool kit from Enroll America.
Income Rules for Medicaid and the Marketplace
This October 2014 question and answer sheet from the Center on Policy and Budget Priorities discusses the new income measure called MAGI. The measure determines eligibility for marketplace tax credits and Medicaid.
Responding to Medicaid Redeterminations
Illinois residents who receive Medicaid or All-Kids must complete a redetermination to continue their coverage. This June 2014 FAQ from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services outlines the redetermination process. The FAQ lists the hotline number to call with questions or problems.
Explaining New CHIP and Medicaid Eligibility
This January 2015 primer from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families describes the new household size and income standards for Medicaid and CHIP enrollment.
Medicaid Applications and SSI Recipients
If you were approved for Supplemental Security Income and are applying to Medicaid, this fact sheet from The Arc of Illinois helps to break down the application process. It covers the ways you can apply for Medicaid after you have been approved for SSI, and includes links to other resources to make the process easier.
Advocating for Clients and Promoting Provider Networks in Medicaid Coordinated Care
This February 2013 presentation explains initiatives taking place in Illinois and offers key considerations regarding provider networks and client advocacy in the new delivery system. Presenters include representatives from from the Health Medicine Policy Research Group, Age Options, and Aetna Better Health of Illinois.
What Providers Need to Know about Care Coordination Entities
Care coordination entities work to form alternative models of delivering care to Medicaid clients through provider-organized networks, initially organized around the needs of Illinois’ most complex clients – seniors, and persons with disabilities, and children with complex medical needs. This 22-minute video of a webinar from the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services was posted by Illinois Health Connect in December 2013.
Medicaid and Managed Care Toolkit
This collection of resources from the Make Medicare Work Coalition shares the ins and outs of Medicaid Care Coordination, including webinars, policy briefs, and fact sheets on the Integrated Care Program and the Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative.
Dual Eligibles with Developmental Disabilities
This August 2014 fact sheet from Family Voices of Illinois gives detailed answers on the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative for dual eligibles. The fact sheet describes how a person with disabilities would qualify for SSDI and explains what is different when the dual eligible has a developmental disability.