Week of February 26

March 17 – Deadline for Public Comment – New Grant Program – Promoting Readiness in Minors in SSI (PROMISE) for Employment

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Federal Government Issues Final Rules Promoting Employment of Persons with Disabilities

February 22 U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
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March 20 – Deadline for Grant Applications for Coordinated Transportation Partnership, Including Persons with Disabilities

Project of the Community Transportation Association of America, Administration for Community Living-HHS, and Federal Transit Administration.
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25 States Receive Federal – Health Reform Innovation Model Grants

February 20 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announcement.
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Arkansas-Maine-Massachusetts-Minnesota-Oregon-Vermont: Federal State Health Reform Innovation Model Grant Profiles and Analysis

February 22 National Academy of State Health Policy announcement.
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State Health Insurance ACA Exchange/Marketplace Decisions

February 22 Commonwealth Fund update.
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HHS Announces Guidance for Consumer Location and Comparison for ACA Insurance Options, Beginning 2014

February 20 HHS Announcement.
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CMS Announces New “MAGI” Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Guidance

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expanded Medicaid and CHIP eligibility using “Modified Adjusted Gross Income” (MAGI) standards. On February 21, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) announced revised guidance.
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Administration for Community Living – New HHS Website

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TRICARE -Mental Health Options

February 22 TRICARE Podcast.
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Fort Bliss, Texas – Possible Model for Army Reduction in Suicides

February 15 and 20 Military Health System News.
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7 Million Live in Areas Where Demand for Primary Care Significantly Exceeds Supply

February Health Affairs article.
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