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News by Topic: Benefit enrollment and application

Feb 16, 2024 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on the following information collections: 1) Prior Authorization Demonstration for Certain Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Services and 2) Medicare Enrollment Application for Institutional Providers. Comments are due by April 16, 2024.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 23, 2024 - Highlights the impact of Medicaid expansion in North Carolina, particularly for rural residents. Discusses challenges that remain including low reimbursement rates, workforce shortages, and public awareness of their eligibility.
Source: WRAL News
Jan 11, 2024 - Announces an online hub from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offering information about Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) renewal and transition to other insurance options. The hub offers materials from across the federal government in multiple languages and includes material targeting specific populations such as rural residents.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 11, 2024 - Highlights outreach efforts by 2 Community Health Centers in Oklahoma to assist with insurance enrollment following the end of COVID-19 pandemic policies allowing for continuous coverage. Describes efforts targeting rural residents and the homeless population.
Source: National Association of Community Health Centers
Dec 22, 2023 - Describes efforts to enroll newly eligible North Carolina residents for Medicaid following expansion legislation. Discusses efforts to reach rural residents.
Source: NC Newsline