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In this month's blog, we discuss the importance of understanding health insurance terminology. Although many families may have had their Marketplace health insurance coverage for a year, many parents are confused about what language like co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles mean. Also, families should know what to look for before they pay a bill to make sure the information is correct. All families should know that the insurance “jargon” means, and how it affects them, especially since medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy (source: Families USA).
The National Center for Family Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) and National Institute for Children's Health Quality (NICHQ) are pleased to offer this 6-session webinar course as an opportunity for teams of 2-6 participants to learn an effective quality improvement process and apply it to a real-life project to improve a system, service or support for CYSHCN. The course will take place February through May 2015. Learn more.
Funding for Family-to-Family Health Information Centers for the period June 1, 2015 through May 31, 2018 has been announced. Up to $95,700 is available per year to fund a center in each state and the District of Columbia. Read the guidance, view the TA webinar recording, and find more information.
From November 15, 2014 through February 15, 2015, families will have the opportunity to enroll in health care plans, renew their plan, or change to a new plan in the Marketplace. Our latest blog entry provides information and resources to help families through this process.
Family Voices strives to infuse cultural and linguistic competence throughout the organization to meet the needs of all families. In this tip sheet, we provide strategies to help build cross-cultural relationships and help you consider the "individual vs. community" approach.
What's happening with the healthcare exchange in your state? What's a navigator? Will your state expand Medicaid? Looking to learn more about the ACA? Visit our resource page and sign up for our weekly news brief, Washington Update!
Did you know that family-centered care can improve patient and family outcomes, increase satisfaction, decrease health care costs, and lead to more effective use of health care resources? You can learn more about what makes health care family-centered by using the Family Voices Family-Centered Care Assessment tool, a 24-question tool to measure family centeredness of provider care based on ideas created by families themselves.