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  • Title: HAP Network Home
    Descriptive info: .. FAQs.. |.. Email us at SHIPhelp.. Build Your SHIP.. Best Practices.. Collaborative State Projects.. HAPSavers.. SHIP Certification.. SHIPTools.. Volunteer SHIP Program Development.. Public Education.. & Policy.. Troubleshooting Medicare.. Promoting SHIPs.. Funding SHIPs.. Medicare Library.. Original Medicare.. Medigap.. Medicare Advantage.. Medicare Drug Coverage.. Medicaid Low-Income Benefits.. Medicare References.. The Health Assistance Partnership (HAP) was a project of Families USA that worked with State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) to build their  ...   care decisions.. Although it is no longer operational, many of HAP's materials still have relevance in today's health care environment.. Please feel free to utilize the materials linked herein, with the understanding that the information was last updated or modified in 2010.. For more information on HAP or SHIPs, please contact us at info@familiesusa.. org.. Update Your Profile.. Privacy Policy.. Contact Us.. Printer-Friendly Version.. Copyright and Terms of Use.. nonprofit software..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 1 - 10 of 99 items found.. 1.. 2.. 3.. 4.. 5.. 6.. 7.. 8.. 9.. 10.. Next.. 1.. Custom Style.. (Web Page; Wed Mar 02 13:11:00 CST 2011).. H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 H5{ font-size: 10px !important; font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-weight:bold; color:#000000;padding: 0px; margin: 0px; } H4{ font-size: 12pt !important; font-family:Verdana, Ari.. Health Assistance Partnership.. (Web Page; Sat Sep 15 10:11:00 CDT 2012).. Test.. (Web Page; Mon Sep 17 10:19:00 CDT 2012).. HAP Network Home.. (Web Page; Fri Mar 08 16:20:00 CST 2013).. The Health Assistance Partnership (HAP) was a project of Families USA that worked with State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) to build their capacity to educate, counsel, and assist Medicare beneficiaries so they can make inf.. Description: homepage for Families USA C4 site.. (Web Page; Mon Jun 10 11:28:00 CDT 2013).. The Health Action Partnership is no longer an active entity.. If you have questions  ...   Social Security Act References, if available, are pro.. Description: Medicare Eligibility Statutes: Citations.. MACoverageofServices.. Coverage of Services Guidance and Overview Medicaid At-A-Glance 2005CMS published a report in 2005 that includes useful information such as eligibility groups, mandatory services, and a state chart on optional services.. Medicaid Benefi.. Medicaid.. Medicaid and Low-Income Benefits Eligibility for Medicaid and SCHIP Medically Needy / Spend-Down Screening for Medicaid (GUIDE, updated 2006) Private Patient Assistance Programs List of Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs), drugs offere.. Description: Medicaid Home Page.. August 2005.. The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA): A Report from the Long-Term Care Workgroup, A Review of MA Plans and Part D Plans, and Open Q A plus Idea-Sharing Medicare Conference CallAugust 17, 20053:00 PM Eastern Time HAP/NORC LTC Work.. MA Statutes.. Medicare Advantage: Statutory and Regulatory Citations Medicare statutory and regulatory citations for Medicare Advantage plans, formerly Medicare+Choice plans, are listed below.. Social Security Act References, if available, are provi..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 11 - 20 of 99 items found.. Previous.. 2.. 11.. HandlingMedicaidDenialofService.. HANDLING MEDICAID DENIAL OF SERVICE CASESPrepared by Barbara Fisher, Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy, San Diego, CA, March 2004A.. BackgroundWhat is a Medicaid Fair Hearing? a.. The most significant protection for Medicai.. 12.. Preparingforhearings.. PREPARING FOR FAIR HEARINGS RE: SCOPE OF SERVICESCOVERED UNDER THE MEDICAID PROGRAMSections I-III originally prepared by Michele Melden,Managing Attorney, San Fernando Valley Neighborhood Legal Services, CA and updated 3/23/04 by the Hea.. 13.. MAHCBSWaivers.. State Medicaid Directors' Letter:Home- and Community-Based Services WaiversCMS issued a letter on August 17, 2004 to State Medicaid Directors about home- and community-based care waivers and money-follows-the-person&.. 14.. December 2004.. Medicare Conference Call: Getting Ready for 2006December 16, 2004Getting Ready for 2006: Partnering with State Government Agencies The Medicare environment is undergoing major changes.. Each and every Medicare beneficiary.. 15.. November 2004.. Medicare Conference Call: Getting Ready for 2006November 17, 2004Summary Medicare Partners:  ...   be helpful when advocating that a treat.. 17.. SPAPsandPartD.. State Pharmacy Assistance Programs:Proposals to Wrap-Around or Supplement Medicare Part D 1.. Maryland Senior Prescription Drug Program (SPDP): House Bill 324 2.. New York Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) Pr.. Description: State Pharmacy Assistance Programs.. 18.. MedicareCCApr2003Summary.. Call SummaryMedicare Network Conference CallApril 8, 2003When Retiree Health Insurance DisappearsI.. IntroductionThe topic of this call was how SHIPs assist retirees to assess their options when they lose their retiree health i.. 19.. Legal Policy Research.. Guide to Free Online Legal & Policy Research HAP designed this guide for state health insurance assistance programs to use when helping consumers.. The research tools in this guide may help advocates access legal and policy resources nec.. 20.. EMTALAResourcePage.. EMTALAThe Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) is the federal law that gives all individuals the right to be treated for an emergency medical condition regardless of their ability to pay.. ..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 21 - 30 of 99 items found.. 3.. 21.. July 2005.. What Do We Know About Medicare Advantage?Medicare Conference CallWednesday, July 203:00 PM Eastern Time HAP ResourcesTen Important Medicare Managed Care ConceptsTypes of Medicare Advantage PlansOther Medicare Advantage Re.. 22.. MedicareAppealsResourceCenter.. Medicare Appeals Resource Center Medicare Appeals Process CMS released an interim final rule implementing new procedures to appeal Medicare claims denials.. The new rules, published in the Federal Register, were originally mandated in 2.. Description: Medicare Appeals Page.. 23.. MedicaidManagedCareDisabilities.. Medicaid Managed Carefor People with DisabilitiesThursday, March 24, 20051:00 PM ESTDuring this call about Medicaid managed care for people with disabilities, we will be looking at state experiences: what problems have people with disabi.. 24.. medicaredrugs.. Medicare and Prescription Drugs Access to prescription drugs is on the forefront of the health care agenda, both on the federal and state level.. We can all agree that it is important to be informed about such a highly contested  ...   A but not Medicare Part B, can they get into a Medicare Part D plan? To be eligible to enroll in a Part D plan, an individual mus.. 27.. MedicareCarriersManualAmbulance.. (Web Page; Mon Jun 07 17:09:00 CDT 2010).. Medicare Carriers Manual (CMS PUB 14-3)Section 2120.. 2 Necessity and Reasonableness.. --To be covered, ambulance service must be medically necessary and reasonable.. A.. .. 28.. emailjuly18.. Archive Weekly Email: Week of July 18 I.. Conference Call Information (Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 28)II.. In the News Good News on Medicaid and SCHIP in Some StatesIII.. Helpful Information&.. 29.. emailjune27.. Weekly Email: Week of June 27 I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, June 30)II.. In the NewsIII.. Helpful Information FDA Resource on Clinical Trials NHeLP: Outline on State Medicaid Cutba.. 30.. emailmay22.. Weekly Email: Week of May 22 I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, May 26) Call for Suggestions: The Next Private Insurance Conference CallII.. In the News Maryland Governor Vetoes the Fair..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 31 - 40 of 99 items found.. 4.. 31.. EmailMay9.. Weekly Email: Week of May 9 I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 18) HAP's Medicare Conference Call SurveyII.. In the News Better Medicare Coverage for Power Wh.. 32.. October 2004.. Medicare Conference Call: Getting Ready for 2006October 20, 2004SummaryThe October 20th Medicare conference call began the process of strategic thinking and planning as we prepare for major changes within Medicare as a result of the Medi.. 33.. September 2004.. Upcoming Changes to Medicare New Preventive Benefits in 2005Under the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, certain Medicare beneficiaries will have access to new preventive benefits, including a "Welcome to Medicare Physical," diabetes.. 34.. July 2004.. Resource Center for Demonstration Projects of theMedicare Modernization Act The Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish  ...   Administration (HCFA, now called CMS) began its national SHIP network in 1991, it worked from program models developed by the North Carolina Department of Insurance and A.. 37.. EmailApril18.. Email: Week of April 18 I.. Conference Call Information (Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 28)II.. In the NewsA Crime-Fighter Discusses the Importance of MedicaidUpdate on the NACo Discount Drug Card Pilot ProgramIII.. HAP Resour.. 38.. MedicaidInterstBillProb.. Interstate Medicaid Billing Problems Issue Summary:Despite federal requirements that states pay for Medicaid services for beneficiaries who are absent from the state, Medicaid beneficiaries are frequently billed for such out-of-stat.. 39.. EmailApril11.. Email: Week of April 11 I.. CMS Awards Competitive Leadership Grants to Iowa and OhioIII.. In the News Pfizer Removes Bextra from the Market.. 40.. EmailApril4.. Email: Week of April 4 I.. Survey About HAP Medicare Conference Calls: Implementation of the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA)III.. In the News..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 41 - 50 of 99 items found.. 5.. 41.. emailjuly4.. Weekly Email: Week of July 4 I.. Conference Call InformationII.. Report on the Survey about HAP Medicare Conference CallsIII.. In the News More Marketing Guidelines on the Medicare Prescription Drug Program from CMS&#.. 42.. pilotprojecteventplanning.. EVENT OVERVIEWDATE SCHEDULED GOAL OBJECTIVE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS CALL TO ACTION AUDIENCE IDENTIFICATIONQUESTIONYESNODETAILSWill the audience be a homogenous group (i.. e.. 43.. pilotprojectlegletter.. Sample SHIP Introduction Letter for Legislators Use the following template to develop a letter that introduces SHIP to your local, state, and federal legislators.. ___________________________________________________________.. 44.. Describe SHIP Opportunity to Potential Volunteers.. Why Volunteer for SHIP? SHIP Helps People in Our CommunityMedicare's Many Plan OptionsSHIP has Many Volunteer OpportunitiesSHIP Volunteers are Part of a TeamSHIP Work is FlexibleSHIP Work is Rewarding SHIP Helps People in Our Community:.. 45.. emailjune6.. Weekly Email: Week of June 6I.. Conference Call Information (Wednesday, June 15)II..  ...   major changes to Medicare, the biggest.. 47.. Extra Help Article.. Samples Articles on the New MedicarePrescription Drug Benefit:Extra Help Available to Many Medicare Beneficiaries SHORTER ARTICLE (269 words) Help with Prescription Drug Costs for Many Medicare Beneficiaries When the new Medicare pr.. 48.. January 2005.. Medicare Conference Call: Partnerships ForPart D and Changes to MedigapJanuary 19, 2005 This call focused on changes from the Medicare Modernization Act (MMA), specifically Medigap changes related to both the new Medigap plans K and L, a.. 49.. August 2004.. Resources on MedicareCoverage of Power Wheelchairs A.. The Statute 42 USC 1395x(n) Durable medical equipment (The relevant text is posted here.. ) B.. The Regulation 42 CFR 410.. 36 "Medical Supplies, Appliances and Devices:.. 50.. MedicareStatuteDME.. The Medicare Statute on Durable Medical Equipment42 USC, 1395x(n)Durable medical equipmentThe term ''durable medical equipment'' includes iron lungs, oxygen tents, hospital beds, and wheelchairs (which may include a power-ope..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 51 - 60 of 99 items found.. 6.. 51.. PrivateCOBRANoticeReg.. COBRA Notice Regulations Comments from Consumer OrganizationsI.. More Information Needed in Rule and Model Notices:1.. The model general notice and model election notice should include clearer information about how failing.. 52.. April 2004.. The Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Card:Outreach Strategies and Practices to Reach Low-Income BeneficiariesEnrollment in the Medicare-Approved Drug Discount Card program begins in May, yet relatively few Americans are aware of it.. 53.. 2003.. Medicare Premiums andOut-of Pocket Cost Sharing (2003) Medicare Part A Hospital Deductible $ 840.. 00 per benefit period Hospital Co-payment Days 61-90 Days 91-150 $ 210.. 00 per day$ 420.. 00 per day Sk.. 54.. Volunteer Toolkit.. Volunteer Program Toolkit HAP is committed to helping SHIP sites develop a volunteer program that will enable you to effectively serve more Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers through a new or expanded volunteer program.. We offer a m.. 55.. MedicareCoverageManualWheelchairs.. Medicare Coverage Issues Manual60-9  ...   spend down their excess.. Description: Medicaid Medically Needy Spend Down.. 57.. JointCC15Oct03.. Medicare and Medicaid Networks Conference CallAccess to care for people dually eligible for Medicare and MedicaidOctober 15, 2003Conference Call SummaryBackground materials for this call, including the Medicare and Medicaid statutes, reg.. 58.. emailjune20.. Weekly Email: Week of June 20 I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, June 23 and Thursday, June 30) Note: The call-in number has changed since last week; please see below for the new number.. II.. HAP Resources .. 59.. June 2005.. Medicare Conference CallWednesday, June 153:00 PM Eastern Time Medicare Part D:How Does it Affect Younger Disabled Beneficiaries?Part II HAP Resources Coordination of Medicare Part D Coverage with Other Prescription Drug Coverage Q&.. 60.. CMS 2006 Guidances.. CMS Guidances and Associated HAP Summaries 1.. Pharmaceutical Company Patient Assistance Programs: CMS has released guidance for pharmaceutical companies which maintain Patient Assistance Programs.. Transition Process for New Medic.. Description: CMS Guidances and Related HAP Summaries..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 61 - 70 of 99 items found.. 7.. 61.. Various Opportunities Available.. Describing Various Volunteer Opportunities Available Volunteer position descriptions are important to your success in recruiting and retaining volunteers for your local SHIP.. Volunteers, just like paid staff, like to know what is expecte.. 62.. Interview Question Form.. (Web Page; Mon Jun 07 17:10:00 CDT 2010).. Interview Question Form Date: Position: Interviewer: Prospective Volunteer's Name: Phone Number: Choose up to five (5) questions: 1.. Why do you want to volunteer with the SHIP? What inspired you to offer y.. 63.. Volunteer Orientation.. Volunteer Orientation Tip Sheet Why orientation? New volunteers come with many questions about SHIP and its local sponsor organization or agency.. Aside from the questions they have about Medicare and Medicaid substance, they also want.. 64.. Interacting Disabilities.. Tips: Interacting with People with Disabilities THE BASICS Ask before you help.. Just because someone has a disability, don't  ...   Email: Week of November 8 I.. Conference Call Information (Wednesday, November 17 and Thursday, November 18)II.. In the News Federal Office of Personnel Management Introduces Health Savings Accounts  .. 67.. EmailJuly26.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of July 26I.. Upcoming Conference Calls (Thursday, July 29; Thursday, August 12; and Wednesday, August 18)II.. In the News Medicare Regulations Issued Kaiser Family Foundatio.. 68.. EmailFebruary7.. Weekly Email: Week of February 7I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, February 10; Wednesday, February 16; and Thursday, February 24)II.. In the News Medical Debt and Federal Bankruptcies HDHPs and.. 69.. EmailMay31.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of May 31I.. In the News Department of Labor Issues Final Rules on COBRA Notices EMTALA Technical Advisory Board Seeking MembersII.. Helpful Information Medicare-Approv.. 70.. EmailJune28.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of June 28I.. Conference Call Information (Wednesday, June 30; Thursday, July 8; and Wednesday, July 21)II.. In the News Transitional Medical Assistance ExtendedIII.. Helpful Information&#..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 71 - 80 of 99 items found.. 8.. 71.. Volunteer Appreciation.. 30 Ways to Show Appreciation for SHIP Volunteers 1.. Write a thank you note.. Mention them in a publication.. Seek their opinions.. Cite their work as an example for others to follow.. Offer them extra responsibility, like mento.. 72.. EmailJuly12.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of July 12I.. Conference Call Information (Wednesday, July 21 and Thursday, July 29)II.. In the News State Pharmaceutical Assistance Transition Commission (SPATC) New Pf.. 73.. EmailDecember13.. Weekly Email: Week of December 13I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, December 16)II.. In the News General Accounting Office Report on the Accuracy of Responses from 1-800-MEDICAREIII.. Helpful Information.. 74.. EmailNovember1.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of November 1I.. In the News States with Pharmacy Assistance Programs (SPAPs) Awarded Grants to Educate Low-In.. 75.. EmailOctober25.. Weekly Email: Week of October 25I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, October  ...   Wednesday, August 18)II.. In the News .. 77.. EmailAugust9.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of August 9I.. Upcoming Conference Calls (Thursday, August 12; Wednesday, August 18; and Thursday, August 26)II.. In the News Medi-Cal Redesign Postponed until January 2005 .. 78.. EmailOctober18.. Upcoming HAP Annual ConferenceNote: In lieu of our regular weekly email, we are asking you for your opinion of our plans for the 2005 conference as your thoughts play a key role in our agenda.. The regular weekly email will return n.. 79.. EmailAugust16.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of August 16I.. Upcoming Conference Calls (Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 26)II.. In the News New Grants for Substance Abuse Treatment Vermont Will Be First State to Sue.. 80.. EmailOctober11.. Weekly Email: Week of October 11I.. Upcoming Conference Call (Thursday, October 14; Wednesday, October 20; and Thursday, October 28)II.. In the News Mississippi Reinstates Some Medicaid Benefits Changes..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 81 - 90 of 99 items found.. 9.. 81.. EmailAugust23.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of August 23I.. Upcoming Conference Call Information (Thursday, August 26 and Thursday, September 9)II.. In the News New York Attorney General Offers New Web Page to Compare Prices of Prescription D.. 82.. EmailOctober4.. Weekly Email: Week of October 4I.. Conference Call Information (Thursday, October 14; Wednesday, October 20; and Thursday, October 28)II.. In the News Vioxx Withdrawn from the Market, Refunds Available fo.. 83.. EmailAugust30.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of August 30I.. In the News Census Bureau Releases Statistics Showing Significant Rise in the Number of UninsuredIII.. The National Association of Health Advocac.. 84.. EmailSeptember27.. Weekly Email: Week of September 27 I.. Upcoming Conference Calls (Thursday, October 14 and Wednesday, October 20)II.. In the News Maryland's Montgomery County Council Votes to Import Drugs; Prescription Drug Di.. Description: email September 27.. 85.. EmailSeptember6.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of September 6I.. Upcoming Conference Call InformationII.. In the News  ...   87.. MedicareCC_16July03.. Call SummaryMedicare Network Conference CallEmerging Issues with the Medicare Hospice BenefitJuly 16, 2003I.. IntroductionThe topic of this call was the Medicare hospice benefit and emerging issues for Medicare beneficiaries and for.. Description: Medicare Conference Call for July 16 2003.. 88.. MedicareCC_4Aug03.. Medicare NetworkSpecial Conference CallShould There Be an Association of Consumer Health Assistance Programs?August 4, 2003I.. IntroductionAt the Health Assistance Partnership conference in January 2003, the National Association of S.. Description: Medicare conference Call August 4, 2003 Should there be an Association of CHAPs.. 89.. February 2003.. Medicare Network Conference CallFebruary 19, 2003Call Summary Medicare National and Local Coverage Determinations and Medical Necessity Decisions in MedicareI.. IntroductionThe guest speaker was Vicki Gottlich, Staff Attorney at the Hea.. 90.. MedicareCCJune03.. Medicare Network Conference CallJune 18, 2003Medicare Mental Health Care and CoverageFinal Announcement The Medicare Network monthly conference call will take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 3:00 P.. M.. EDT.. Call Agenda .. Description: Medicare conference call Final Announcement June 03..

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    Descriptive info: Displaying results 91 - 99 of 99 items found.. 10.. 91.. MedicareCCMar2003.. Call SummaryMedicare Network Conference CallMarch 19, 2003Counseling Medicare Beneficiaries on Access to Prescription Drugs I.. Introduction The subject of the March Med.. Description: Medicare conference call March 2003.. 92.. MedicareCCMay2003Sum.. Post Call SummaryMedicare Network Conference CallMay 21, 2003The HIPAA Privacy Rule and Its Implications on SHIPs I.. Introduction The topic of the call was the HIPAA privacy rule, which went into effect on April 14, 2003,.. Description: Medicare conference call May 2003 Summary.. 93.. MedicareCCPPOJul2003.. PPO Demonstration ProjectConference Call SummaryJuly 30, 2003 at 3PM ESTI.. Brief Overview of Medicare PPO DemonstrationThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) approved a preferred provider organization (PPO) demonstration.. Description: Medicare conference call PPO July 2003.. 94.. EmailSeptember13.. HAP Weekly Email: Week of September 13I.. Upcoming Conference CallsII.. In the News Another  ...   Medicaid.. 96.. Manual Wheelchairs.. Medicare Coverage Issues Manual 60-9 DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT REFERENCE LIST Wheelchairs Covered if patient's condition is such that without the use of a wheelchair he would otherwise be bed or.. Description: Medicare Coverage Manual Wheelchairs.. 97.. Not Authorized.. You are not authorized to access this page.. Description: For group Authentication.. 98.. Web Site Submission Form.. Health Assistance Partnership Web Site Submission FormPlease use the form below to report broken links, ask questions or make comments, and to give us feedback on the site.. Submission RequestCommentsReport a broken linkFeedbackQuest.. Description: Web site submission form.. 99.. QI 1 Program.. Qualified Individuals Program(QI-1)The QI-1 Program pays the Part B Medicare premiums for beneficiaries whose incomes are between 120 percent and 135 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.. In many states, they must also meet as.. Description: Qualified Individuals Program..

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