Leveraging the ACA to Improve Access to Care for the Justice-involved
Steven Rosenberg, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services (COCHS)Jenny Montoya-Tansey, Californians for Safety and Justice
WHEN: November 6, 2013
This webinar is designed to assist counties in understanding the opportunities to increase access to health care; especially mental health and substance use treatment, and reduce costs for justice-involved populations through health coverage enrollment. Topics that will be covered include:
Who is eligible to enroll, when coverage may be dropped, and when coverage becomes effective for persons in jail serving a sentence, awaiting the outcome of their charges, or on probation;
Expanded benefits for Specialty Mental Health and Drug Medi-Cal;
New federal funds for enrollment costs
Models for partnering and processes for increasing the likelihood of accessing these reimbursements.