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Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

Mental Health America of North Dakota

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Native American Development Center Forming

 

Lorraine Davis moved to Bismarck from the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribe in South Dakota to attend college more than 12 years ago. 

Although she had relatives to live with during her move, she faced a number of challenges during the transition.  Those experiences have led her to start the Bismarck-Mandan Native American Development Center.

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Understanding New Rules That Widen Mental Health Coverage

By : The New York Times
JAN. 9, 2014

The president’s signature Affordable Care Act includes mental health care and substance abuse treatment among its 10 “essential” benefits, which means plans sold on the public health care exchanges must include coverage.

In addition, rules to fully carry out an older law — the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 — were issued in November, after a long delay. The parity law says that when health insurance plans provide coverage for mental ailments, it must be comparable to coverage for physical ailments. For instance, plans cannot set higher deductibles or charge higher co-payments for mental health visits than for medical visits, and cannot set more restrictive limits on the number of visits allowed.

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Apply for North Dakota's new Medicaid Expansion Coverage


NEWS from the North Dakota Department of Human Services

600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck ND 58505


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


December 5, 2013

Contacts: Heather Steffl, Public Information Manager, 701-328-4933, or LuWanna Lawrence, Public Information Officer, 701-328-1892

People can apply by phone, online, or paper form for North Dakota’s new Medicaid Expansion coverage.

BISMARCK, N.D. – Low-income North Dakotans can now apply for the state’s new Medicaid Expansion health care coverage by calling toll free 1-855-794-7308 and providing the requested information.

The N.D. Department of Human Services has contracted with Automated Health Systems (AHS) to handle telephone applications for the Medicaid Expansion coverage that becomes available January 1, 2014. The company’s call center is assisting North Dakota by confidentially entering application information and processing eligibility determinations.

North Dakotans can also apply online or by paper application. To apply online, individuals should go to http://apply.dhs.nd.gov and use their desktop or laptop computer to download, complete, save, and submit the fillable PDF form. The form cannot be completed and submitted on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. Paper applications are available through the department and at any county social service offices. Contact information is online at www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/countysocialserv.

Applicants will be notified about their eligibility after their application is processed. Those who do not qualify for traditional Medicaid coverage or Medicaid Expansion coverage will need to explore private coverage options through the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace or by consulting a licensed insurance agent or broker. Federally-approved application assisters called Navigators and Certified Application Counselors can help people seeking private insurance coverage through the federal marketplace. Their contact information is on the Web at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov.

Medicaid Expansion coverage is different than North Dakota’s traditional Medicaid coverage that serves qualifying low-income children, their adult caregivers, pregnant women, and individuals with disabilities including the aged and blind. Expanded Medicaid is available to a broader group of individuals under the age of 65 with household incomes up to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, who do not qualify for Medicare or Supplemental Security Income. Qualifying income information is online at www.nd.gov/dhs/medicaidexpansion.
North Dakota lawmakers approved the expansion of Medicaid during the 2013 Legislative Assembly. There is no deadline to apply for Medicaid coverage. 

For information about the Medicaid Expansion, visit www.nd.gov/dhs/medicaidexpansion or contact the N.D. Department of Human Services Medical Services Division at 600 East Boulevard Avenue - Dept. 325, Bismarck, ND 58505, (701) 328-2321, toll-free (877) 543-7669, ND Relay TTY (800) 366-6888, or e-mail dhsmed@nd.gov.



Heather Steffl

Public Information Manager
N.D. Department of Human Services
701-328-4933 / hsteffl@nd.gov / www.nd.gov/dhs

 

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MHAND Peer Support Programs in Fargo and Grand Forks

  

MHAND operates the peer support programs in Fargo (Myrt Armstrong Recovery Center) and Grand Forks (Mountainbrooke) through a sub-contract from the ND Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

Peer support is a consumer-driven program that pairs individuals with mental illness with peer mentors who share similar diagnoses. Peer support specialists share their knowledge, experiences, and personal stories of recovery to instill hope and determination in others. Through role modeling, symptom management, and education, peer support empowers individuals to take further steps towards independence.

 

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