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November 2012Vol. 13, No. 10New ACF Interoperability Toolkit

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) released an updated Interoperability Toolkit to help health care reform and human services agencies improve services for children and families. The toolkit is aimed at helping States prepare for various technological changes and upgrades associated with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

New toolkit resources include a summary of recent changes giving States more flexibility in supporting interoperability, additional guidance on the cost allocation exception, information on timeframes for implementing the required health insurance exchanges, and more. The updated toolkit also includes an introductory letter from George Sheldon, Acting Assistant Secretary for ACF.

ACF will soon add information related to confidentiality in the toolkit to provide States with recommendations on confidentiality and privacy.

The updated toolkit is available on the ACF website:  (2 MB)

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Children's Bureau Express last covered ACF's Interoperability Toolkit in the article "HHS/ACF Interoperability Toolkit Enhances Service Integration" (September/October 2011).