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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 240778     Find in a Library
Title: Key Elements of the Affordable Care Act: Interface with Correctional Settings and Inmate Health Care
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: American Correctional Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 02/2012
Page Count: 16
  Annotation: This monograph discusses the key parts of the Affordable Care Act that pertain to inmate health care.
Abstract: Key elements of the Affordable Care Act that pertain to inmate health care deal with expanded coverage of children up to the age of 27, the expansion of Medicaid, and mental health parity. The increase in coverage for young adults is expected to create challenges in billing for on-site services as well create savings opportunities for off-site admissions. With more offenders being eligible for health care coverage due to the expansion of Medicaid, incoming offenders will have records they usually didn’t have before and they will be eligible for health care upon release. The inclusion of mental health parity in the Affordable Care Act will lead to the increased availability of mental health and substance abuse treatment services for newly released offenders, thereby aiding in the reentry process. This monograph also discusses the implications that these health care changes will have on corrections organizations. These implications deal with reentry objectives, budget and fiscal considerations, contracting with health care vendors, engaging in State-based exchange planning, changes in work processes, and health care work force challenges. Appendix and references
Main Term(s): Inmate health care
Index Term(s): Inmate Programs ; Inmates ; Mental health ; Mental health services ; Inmate health ; Prison contract health care ; Inmate records ; Healthcare ; Reentry
Sale Source: American Correctional Assoc
206 N. Washington St., Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Country: United States of America
Language: English
Note: February 2012, Vol. 1, No. 1
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