New updates on how the Affordable Care Act can help patients experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence

Title: New updates on how the Affordable Care Act can help patients  experiencing domestic and interpersonal violence

Date Recorded: Thursday, October 30, 2014

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Did you know:

  1. Screening and counseling for domestic violence are now covered benefits as a result of the Affordable care Act?
  2. There are new regulations that clarify how married victims of domestic violence and their dependents can qualify for financial help when they apply for health insurance?
  3. Key steps and strategies for how to identify and help patients in need of domestic violence services?

This webinar provides a basic overview of the coverage requirements in the Affordable Care Act and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s “B” recommendation for screening and intervention for domestic violence (DV).  Speakers discuss who is able to access these services, what is required in terms of screening and brief counseling, and provide tools on addressing domestic violence safely and effectively as well as billing for these services. They also discuss the IRS regulations on financial aid for domestic violence as well as information about how survivors can access a “hardship” exemption to avoid paying penalties if they are not able to enroll this year.


Marylouise Kelly, Director of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, ACF

Sabrina Matoff-Stepp, Ph.D; Director of the Office of Women’s Health, HRSA

Lisa James, Director of Health, Futures Without Violence

Lena O’Rourke, O’Rourke Health Policy Strategies

This webinar was being co-sponsored by Futures Without Violence’s National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence and the Family Violence Prevention & Services Program, Family & Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, and the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Tools and Resources:

FVPSA’s The Affordable Care Act: an FAQ Guide for Domestic Violence Advocates and Survivors