Week of June 25, 2013

CDC Announces Sequester Impacts Fact Sheet

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a summary of the impact of the sequester.
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Workplace Wellness Programs – Do They Work?

May 31 Alliance for Health Reform (AHR) briefing materials.
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Workplace Wellness Programs – Overview

May 1 RAND Corporation study is posted on the Department of Labor website. This report was commissioned by DOL and HHS.
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SSI Recipients by State and County

New Social Security Administration (SSA) publication with 2012 statistics on persons receiving SSI (Supplemental Security Income).
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Colorado-Nevada-Washington Select ACA Health Exchange Navigators/Connectors

June 21 National Academy of State Health Policy (NASHP) announcement – Colorado Consumer Assistance Connectors; Nevada Exchange Facilitators; Washington In-Person Customer Supporters.
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California-Colorado-Illinois-North Carolina-Tennessee-Vermont: Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care

June 19 AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) posting.
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Long Term Care Ombudsman Programs – Use of Medicaid Allowable Administrative Funds

June 18 CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) bulletin.
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Virginia-CMS Demo for Persons Dually Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

June 19 National Senior Citizens Law Center (NSCLC) summary of the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) approved demo in Virginia.
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Arizona: Governor Signs ACA Medicaid Expansion

June 22 AZ Central.com.
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Service Use by Medicaid Buy-In Participants with Higher Incomes

New report by Mathematica Policy Research.
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Family Caregiving and Workplace Leave Policies

New AARP report.
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GAO – Challenges Faced in Establishing ACA Health Insurance Exchanges/Marketplaces

June 19 General Accountability Office (GAO) report.
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GAO Report on Establishing Health Insurance Exchanges – Health Affairs Blog

June 20 Health Affairs blog.
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Disability and Health Journal Impact Increases

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD), is pleased to report that the 2012  Impact Factor for the Disability and Health Journal, the official publication of AAHD, increased by 47% in 2012.  Impact Factor measures the frequency of citation of the average article.
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