THE NATIONAL DISABILITY NAVIGATOR RESOURCE COLLABORATIVE (NDNRC) RELEASES NEW FACT SHEET: “Rehabilitation and Habilitation Services and Devices”
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) is pleased to announce the publication of its fourth fact sheet for the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). “Rehabilitation and Habilitation Services and Devices” is intended to help navigators and other enrollment specialists answer specific questions that people with disabilities might ask about a health plans’ coverage of rehabilitation and habilitation services and supports as well as devices including wheelchairs, prosthetics, low vision aids and augmentative communication devices. The fact sheet and a 2 page executive summary can be found here: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/ndnrc-materials/fact-sheets/fact-sheet-4/. This is the fourth fact sheet in a series designed to support navigators and other enrollment specialists as they assist consumers with disabilities in enrolling for coverage through the ACA Marketplaces. The entire list of fact sheets (along with upcoming fact sheets) is also available at: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/ndnrc-materials/fact-sheets/
The NDNRC is an initiative aimed at providing cross-disability information and support to Navigators and other enrollment specialists thereby ensuring people with disabilities receive accurate information when selecting and enrolling in insurance through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces. The NDNRC website (http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/) also has news and resources designed to support groups who are providing enrollment assistance to consumers with disabilities as they enroll for coverage through the marketplaces. The NDNRC has also published the “Guide to Disability for Healthcare Insurance Marketplace Navigators” which provides information on special considerations people with disabilities face as they shop for healthcare coverage and it can be found here: http://www.nationaldisabilitynavigator.org/ndnrc-materials/disability-guide/.
The NDNRC is comprised of seven national disability organizations which represent unique cross-disability experiences. Along with AAHD, the other six partner organizations are the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD); the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF); the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS); The Arc and United Spinal Association. Special thanks to DREDF for their role in authorship of the fact sheets. The NDNRC is funded through a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Roberta Carlin, MS, JD
American Association on Health & Disability
110 N. Washington Street, Suite 328-J
Rockville, MD 20850
AAHD is a national non-profit organization located in Rockville, MD dedicated to advancing health promotion and wellness initiatives for people with disabilities.