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Rural Health Policy: Affordable Care Act and You - Office Hours

How to Participate

To Sign Up: Send an e-mail to ORHP-ACAQuestions@hrsa.gov with your name and contact information to receive weekly announcements with next week’s call information, previous presentations, and useful resources.  

To Submit Questions or Share Challenges and Lessons Learned: During the Q&A portion of each call, participants can ask questions over the phone, through Adobe Connect, or submit questions beforehand to ORHP-ACAQuestions@hrsa.gov.  Participants can also send stories about successes or challenges and present that information during the call.  We encourage and welcome hearing from anyone interested in sharing their experience conducting outreach, education, and enrollment for new health care coverage opportunities in rural communities.  Your stories and experiences are invaluable to other stakeholders and help us understand what is happening on the ground level.  

About the Calls

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is holding weekly office hours sessions on Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. ET to support rural health stakeholders and ORHP grantees through the initial open enrollment period (October 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014) of the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  Due to the large amount of questions and rapid changes around implementation of this key feature of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), these calls will feature updates about ACA implementation and extended time for questions from participants.  When possible, the calls will feature consumer assistance organizations working in rural areas.  As relevant, calls may also feature guest presenters from other agencies in HHS.  If you have a suggestion for a future call, please let us know!

Each session will have the same call-in number and log-in information.  Audio should be available through the online Adobe Connect platform.  Each webinar will be recorded and we will try to distribute slides (if used) following the call to our listserv on ORHP-ACAQuestions@hrsa.gov.   

Upcoming 2013 Calls

Wednesday, November 13, 2013: Featured Outreach, Education, and Enrollment Activities: Kentucky State Office of Rural Health
3-4 p.m. ET
Call-in Number: (800) 857-3749
Passcode: ORHPACA
Adobe Connect Session (log in as guest)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013: Link Between Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace
3-4 p.m. ET
Call-in Number: (800) 857-3749
Passcode: ORHPACA
Adobe Connect Session (log in as guest)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013: Partnering with Human Services Agencies to Conduct Outreach and Enrollment
3-4 p.m. ET
Call-in Number: (800) 857-3749
Passcode: ORHPACA
Adobe Connect Session (log in as guest)

Wednesday, December 11, 2013: Women’s Health and the ACA
3-4 p.m. ET
Call-in Number: (800) 857-3749
Passcode: ORHPACA
Adobe Connect Session
(log in as guest)

Wednesday, December 18, 2013
3-4 p.m. ET
Call-in Number: (800) 857-3749
Passcode: ORHPACA
Adobe Connect Session
(log in as guest)

Previous Calls

Wednesday, November 6, 2013: Updates on HHS Resources Available Through HealthCare.gov and Marketplace.CMS.gov and Around the Country
Recording

Thursday, June 13, 2013: Affordable Care Act 101
Recording

Thursday, June 27, 2013: Changes to Medicaid Under the Affordable Care Act
Recording

Wednesday, July 10, 2013: Overview of Consumer Assistance Programs
Recording

Wednesday, July 17, 2013: SHOPs, Tax Credits, Cost-Sharing Reductions, and the Unbanked Population
Recording

Wednesday, July 24, 2013: Minimum Essential Coverage, Exemptions, and Dual Eligibles
Recording

Wednesday, July 31, 2013: Overview of Consumer Assistance Programs (Reprise of 7/10/13 Presentation)
Recording

Wednesday, August 7, 2013: Border Health and the Affordable Care Act
Recording

Wednesday, August 14, 2013: Health Information Technology and ICD-10
Recording

Wednesday, August 21, 2013: Community Health Needs Assessment
Recording

Wednesday, August 28, 2013: Navigator and Certified Application Counselor Training Resources
Recording

Wednesday, September 11, 2013: Enroll America Strategy and Resources
Recording

Wednesday, September 18, 2013: ORHP Outreach Supplemental Awards
Recording

Wednesday, September 25, 2013: Getting Ready for Open Enrollment
Recording: Link unavailable.  You can request a copy of the presentation slides.  
 

Wednesday, October 30, 2013: CMS/CCIIO Presentation on the Paper Application Process
Recording