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 North Dakota

North Dakota is not expanding Medicaid coverage to low-income adults, as of January 2015.[i]  Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Plan) are safety net health benefit programs available in North Dakota.[ii]

Health Insurance Exchange Information: North Dakota has a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM). People can visit the Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) to compare health plans that can be purchased on the exchange and to take advantage of federal tax subsidies that may apply.

Eligibility and Enrollment: People 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 two ways to see if they meet eligibility requirements and to apply for or enroll in these benefits:

1) They can use North Dakota’s online application for free or low cost health benefits.[iii]

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

 

North Dakota Medicaid and Health Insurance Links

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

Link to important contact information and the Medicaid helpline number (800-472-2622,

ND Relay TTY: 800-366-6888)[vi]

Link to a map with contact information for the nearest district Medicaid office[vii]

Link to a summary of North Dakota’s basic eligibility guidelines[viii]

Link to information on North Dakota’s Medicaid State Plan[ix]

Link to information on covered services and the Medicaid Member Handbook (for North Dakota Care).[x]

Link to an organizational chart of the North Dakota Medicaid agency[xi]

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

Link to the Medicaid provider manual[xiii]

 

Where do you apply for coverage on North Dakota’s health insurance exchange?  North Dakota is not currently operating its own health insurance exchange.  To apply, visit Healthcare.gov. [xiv]

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

 

State Health Information

How many people in North Dakota are eligible to participate?  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation in 2013, 70,000 North Dakotans are uninsured.[xvi]  The total number of potential marketplace participants is 78,000.[xvii]

How many are enrolled so far?  15,606 individuals have selected a plan as of January 2015.[xviii]

How many of the state’s uninsured population are eligible for Medicaid? 39% of North Dakota’s uninsured (34,000) are eligible for Medicaid as of November 2014; 23,000 of them are adults.[xix]

Is North Dakota a Medicaid health home state?  No.

Who are the health committee chairs in the state legislature?

House:  Rep. Alon Wieland (R-District 13) chairs the Human Services Committee.

Senate: Sen. Senator Judy Lee (R-District 13) chairs the Human Service Committee. [xx]

 

Other Related Information and Links for North Dakota

Link to information on the North Dakota Department of Corrections[xxi]

Link to North Dakota’s Department of Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health[xxii]

 

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 North Dakota[xxiii]

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

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

 

Government websites that offer useful information on health reform:

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

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

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

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.[xxix]

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.[xxx]

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.[xxxi]

 

Click here to return to the map of state profiles: state-by-state healthcare profile map

 

[i] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid by State, North Dakota, last viewed on January 6, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/Medicaid-CHIP-Program-Information/By-State/North Dakota.html.

[ii] See HealthCare.gov, Find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP, North Dakota, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:05 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/medicaid-chip/eligibility/.

[iii] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, Online Application System, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:26 p.m., https://apps.nd.gov/dhs/ea/oasys/login.htm.

[iv] See HealthCare.gov, Get Coverage, North Dakota, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:33 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/.

[v] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, North Dakota Medicaid, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:36 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/.

[vi] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, Contact the Department of Human Services, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:37 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/about/contact.html.

[vii] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, County Social Services, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:44 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/countysocialserv/.

[viii] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, Who is eligible, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:49 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/eligible.html.

[ix] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:53 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/State-Resource-Center/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments/Medicaid-State-Plan-Amendments.html?filterBy=North%20Dakota.

[x] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, Medicaid General Information, DHS Policy Manuals, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 2:01 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/medicalserv/medicaid/covered.html; http://www.nd.gov/dhs/policymanuals/home/financialhelp.htm.

[xi] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, About the Department of Human Services, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 1:53 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/about/docs/orgchart.pdf.

[xii] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, Biographical Information, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 2:17 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/about/director/bio.html.

[xiii] See North Dakota Department of Human Services, DHS Policy Manuals, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 2:23 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/policymanuals/home/financialhelp.htm.

[xiv] See HealthCare.gov, Get Coverage, North Dakota, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:13 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/get-coverage/.

[xv]See HealthCare.gov, Get Answers, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:13 p.m., https://www.healthcare.gov/get-answers/.

[xvi] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, How Will the Uninsured in North Dakota Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 2:51 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-north-dakota/.

[xvii] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, How Will the Uninsured in North Dakota Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 2:51 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-north-dakota/.

[xviii] See Medicaid.gov, Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Data, Table 1A: Medicaid and CHIP: August and September 2014 Monthly Enrollment Updated November 2014, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:08 p.m., http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/program-information/downloads/updated-september-2014-enrollment-data.pdf.

[xix] See The Henry Kaiser Foundation, State Health Facts, How Will the Uninsured in North Dakota Fare Under the Affordable Care Act?, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:10 p.m., http://kff.org/health-reform/fact-sheet/state-profiles-uninsured-under-aca-north-dakota/.

[xx] See North Dakota Legislative Branch, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:18 p.m., http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/63-2013/committees/interim/health-services-committee.

[xxi] See North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:21 p.m.,  http://www.nd.gov/docr/.

[xxii] See See North Dakota Department of Human Services, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, last viewed at January 4, 2015, at 3:21 p.m., http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/mentalhealth/.

[xxiii] 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=ND.

[xxiv] 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/.

[xxv]  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/.

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

[xxvii]  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/.

[xxviii] 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.

[xxix]  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/.

xxxi 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

xxxii 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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