State health care information for the criminal justice system

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For a glossary of important terms in this profile, review the Key Terms for State Health Care Information for Criminal Justice Systems.

Basic Information on Health Reform in Nevada

Nevada has expanded Medicaid coverage to eligible low-income adults as of January 2015.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in Nevada.[ii]

Health Insurance Exchange Information:  Nevada has adopted a State-Federal Partnership model for their health insurance exchange. People can visit the Nevada Health Insurance Exchange, Nevada Health Link, to compare health plans that can be purchased on the exchange and take advantage of federal tax subsidies that may apply.[iii]

Eligibility and Enrollment: People in Nevada can apply for and enroll in Medicaid or CHIP any time of year and coverage can begin immediately. They can purchase and enroll in marketplace plans during the annual open enrollment period, which begins November 15th of each year and extends through February 15th.  If they meet certain criteria, such as having been released from custody in the last 90 days, they may be able to enroll in private coverage outside the open enrollment period. There are three ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can use Nevada’s online application for free or low cost health benefits.[iv]

2) They can use the online application on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace.

3) They can get free, in-person assistance.[v]

 

Nevada Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

Link to the state Medicaid agency website for more information on Medicaid and application forms to download and print[vi]

Link to important contact information and Medicaid helpline number (1-800-318-2596)[vii]

Link to location and contact information of the nearest district Medicaid office [viii]

Link to the online enrollment pre-screening page for with a summary of Nevada’s basic eligibility guidelines[ix]

In NV, benefits covered will be the same for the traditionally eligible Medicaid population and the Medicaid expansion population under the ACA

Link to Nevada’s Medicaid State Plan[x]

Link to information on which benefits are covered[xi]

Link to an organizational chart of the Nevada Office of Consumer Health Assistance[xii]

Link to contact information for the state Medicaid director[xiii]

Link to the Medicaid provider manual[xiv]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on Nevada’s health insurance exchange? To apply, visit Nevada Health Link.[xv]

Where can you find help to enrollment in health coverage and answers to questions? Link to enrollment help[xvi]

 

State Health Information

How many people in Nevada are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 20.7% of Nevada’s population (570,079) was uninsured in 2013. The total number of potential marketplace participants is 256,000. [xvii]

How many are enrolled so far?  52, 498 have selected a marketplace plan as of January 2015.[xviii]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 49% of uninsured Nevada residents (299,000) are eligible for Medicaid as of November 2014; 195,000 of them are adults.[xix]

 Is Nevada a Medicaid health home state? If so, where can I find the state’s health home State Plan Amendment? Yes, link to information on Nevada’s plan for health homes[xx]

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

Assembly: Assemblyman James Oscarson (R) chairs the Health and Human Services Committee.

Senate: Sen. Joseph P. Hardy (R) chairs the Health and Human Services Committee.[xxi]

 

Other Related Information for Nevada

Link to information on the Nevada Department of Corrections [xxii]

Link to information on the Nevada Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment agency[xxiii]

Link to the Nevada Division of Mental Health & Development Services[xxiv]

General Information and Useful Links on Health Reform

Kaiser Family Foundation offers information on health reform in each state:

Link to specific health data and insurance coverage information for Nevada [xxv]

Link to a calculator for possible subsidies available to people who purchase coverage on the exchanges [xxvi]

Link to information about health insurance exchanges in each state [xxvii]

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

InsureKidsNow.gov offers general information on the CHIP program.[xxviii]

Healthcare.gov offers links to local enrollment help and information on coverage for incarcerated people and answers to questions about health benefits.[xxix]

Medicaid.gov offers general information on the Medicaid program and a breakdown of mandatory benefits all plans must include. [xxx]

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) offers an online directory of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in each state that offer free or low cost care.[xxxi]

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) offers a directory of substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in each state at: SA-Treatment Facility Locator and at: MH-Treatment Facility Locator.[xxxii]

SAMHSA also offers the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities, which has information on substance abuse treatment facilities by state, the types of programs available, and services they offer for justice-involved populations.[xxxiii]

 

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[i] See Healthcare.gov, Find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP, Nevada, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:18 a.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/.

[ii] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by Sate, Nevada, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:19 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/Nevada.html.

[iii] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by Sate, Nevada, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:21 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/Nevada.html.

[iv] See Nevada health link, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:37 a.m., https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/.

[v] See Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:41 a.m., https://dwss.nv.gov/.

[vi] See Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:41 a.m., https://dwss.nv.gov/.

[vii] See Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Contact Us, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:48 a.m., https://dwss.nv.gov/.

[viii] See Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services, Contact Us, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:48 a.m., https://dwss.nv.gov/.

[ix] See Pre-screening, State of Nevada, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:52 a.m., https://nveapp.dwss.nv.gov/NV-EAPPWEB/EAPPPreScreenerServlet?currentPage=HouseHold.

[x] See Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 11:59 a.m., https://dhcfp.nv.gov/MSPTableofContents.htm.

[xi] See Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 1:15 p.m., https://dhcfp.nv.gov/MSM%20Table%20of%20Contents.htm?Accept.

[xii] See State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, Organizational Charts, last viewed December 8, 2014, at 1:27 p.m., http://dhhs.nv.gov/About/OrgCharts/.

[xiii] See State of Nevada, Department of Health and Human Services, Leadership, last viewed December 8, 2014, at 1:35 p.m., http://dhhs.nv.gov/About/Leadership/.

[xiv] See Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Health Care Financing and Policy, Medicaid Operations Manual, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 1:25 p.m., https://dhcfp.nv.gov/MOM%20Table%20of%20Contents.htm.

[xv] See Nevada health link, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 2:12 p.m., https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/.

[xvi] See Nevada health link, Get Help Enrolling, last viewed December 8, 2014, at 2:15 p.m., https://www.nevadahealthlink.com/about-nevada-health-link/how-it-works/get-help-enrolling/.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, December 8, 2014, at 2:08 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Nevada/.

[xviii] See CMS, Medicaid & CHIP: June 2014 Monthly Applications, Eligibility Determinations and Enrollment Report August 8, 2014, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 2:10 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/Downloads/June-2014-Enrollment-Report.pdf.

[xix] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, State Profiles: How Will the Uninsured Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 2:11  p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-Nevada/.

[xx] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, Health Home State Plan Option, last viewed at December 14, 2014, at 9:18 p.m., http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/health-home-state-plan-option/.

[xxi] See the Nevada Legislature, 2013-2014 Interim Legislative Committee on Health Care, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 6:13 p.m., http://www.leg.state.nv.us/Interim/77th2013/Committee/StatCom/HealthCare/?ID=55.

[xxii] See Nevada Department of Corrections, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 2:44 p.m., http://www.doc.nv.gov/.

[xxiii] See Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency Certified Treatment Programs, last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 2:49 p.m., http://mh.nv.gov/uploadedFiles/mhnvgov/content/Meetings/July%2015%20%20TX%20List.pdf.

[xxiv] See State of Nevada Division of Mental Health & Development Services,  last viewed at December 8, 2014, at 2:53 p.m., https://uwayreno.communityos.org/zf/profile/agency/id/3204.

[xxv] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-category/health-reform/?state=NV.

[xxvi]  See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxvii]   See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Insurance Marketplace Profiles, January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: http://kff.org/state-health-marketplace-profiles/.

[xxviii]   See InsureKidsNow.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:37 p.m.: http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/chip/index.html.

[xxix]  See Healthcare.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m.: https://localhelp.healthcare.gov/ and https://www.healthcare.gov/incarcerated-people/.

[xxx] See Medicaid.gov, last viewed on January 8, 2015 at 1:38 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/medicaid-and-chip-program-information.html.

[xxxi] See Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Find a Health Center, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/.

xxxiii  See SAMSHA Treatment Facility Locator, last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/TreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx and http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/MHTreatmentLocator/faces/quickSearch.jspx

xxxiv See SAMHSA N-SSATS last viewed January 8, 2015 at 1:45 p.m.: http://www.samhsa.gov/data/substance-abuse-facilities-data-nssats.

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