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Local Outreach & Enrollment Efforts Targeting Homeless Individuals. Yakima Neighborhood Health Services Rhonda Hauff, Chief Operating Officer. The Affordable Care Act Requires Most People to Have Insurance by January 2014.

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local outreach enrollment efforts targeting homeless individuals
Local Outreach & Enrollment Efforts Targeting Homeless Individuals

Yakima Neighborhood Health Services

Rhonda Hauff, Chief Operating Officer

the affordable care act requires most people to have insurance by january 2014
The Affordable Care Act Requires Most People to Have Insurance by January 2014

You are insured for through a combination of any of the following sources:

  • Medicare
  • TRICARE or veteran’s health program
  • An employer-provided plan
  • Medicaid/Apple Health
  • Insurance you buy that is at least at the Bronze level
  • A grandfathered health plan in existence before the health reform law was enacted

No Penalty

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SSI Recipients
  • SSI related clients
  • Medicare Savings Program
  • Nursing Home clients
  • Alien Emergency Medical (AEM)

For additional benefits (TANF, SNAP, etc, customers will apply here in

Washington Connections - a “virtual handoff”

from the HPF

eligibility
Eligibility

Key Point

  • Real-time eligibility decision
  • Federal-state interfaces for verification
    • Internal Revenue Service
    • Immigration and Naturalization Service
    • Employment Security
  • Automated verification
    • Provisional Eligibility (90 days)
people who don t work don t file taxes
PEOPLE WHO DON’T WORK / DON’T FILE TAXES
  • Self Attestation of Income accepted
  • MEDS unit looks at ACES (SNAP, cash, Medicaid eligibility system).
  • Random sample will be reviewed
  • According to Health Care Authority , the focus will be on:
    • Data matches showing income over Medicaid standard.
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1

Neighborhood Connections

Health Care for the Homeless

2

Homeless Respite

Healthplanfinder

Opportunities

3

Housing

4

Homeless Resource

Center,

HEN &

Basic Needs Assistance

outreach likely unlikely outreach venues
Outreach Likely & Unlikely Outreach Venues
  • Project Homeless Connect
  • Latino Expos/Business Fairs
  • Cinco de Mayo Celebrations
  • Treaty Days / Yakama Nation events
  • Central Washington Rodeo
  • Employment Fairs
  • Sunday Farmers’ Markets
  • County Government – Employee Benefits Fairs
  • National Night Out
  • Veterans Stand Down
  • Back to School Events
  • Food Banks
  • “Hoop Fest” 3 on 3 Basketball Tourneys
dshs chipra ii grants
DSHS CHIPRA II Grants
  • Provided PCs, laptops, printers, and scanners
  • Used at satellite locations, mobile sites
  • Plan for HCH team to take “to the streets”
once they have coverage
Once They Have Coverage…
  • Picking a health plan and a primary care provider (PCP)
  • Understanding how to use the local health care system
  • Annual Recertification
    • Verifying information
    • Email address updates
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Medicaid Outreach Planning for People Living Homeless in King County

John GilvarJuly 29, 2013

Public Health- Seattle and King County

safe harbors and dshs data
Safe Harbors and DSHS Data

Adults in King County HMIS below 135% federal poverty level, FY 2011

potential barriers to successful enrollment for eligible homeless adults
Potential Barriers to Successful Enrollment for Eligible Homeless Adults
  • Lack of computer, internet, email, phone
  • Cognitive impairments
  • No mailing address
  • Difficulties navigating application processes while coping with housing and other crises
king county homeless enrollment strategies
King County Homeless Enrollment Strategies
  • Education and brainstorming meetings with housing and homeless services providers
  • Strategically stationing grant-funded in-person assisters
    • Locations visited frequently by unsheltered and other high risk groups
    • Street outreach
  • Collaborating to build in-person assister capacity within housing and homeless services agencies
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