Welcome & Introductions
Nirah Johnson, NYC Department of Health, Viral Hepatitis & Frank Winter, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services
Health Care Reform: An Overview
Caroline Heindrichs, Executive Director of Health Planning & Rishi Sood, Policy Analyst â€“ NYC Department of Health, Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning, Division of Health Care Access & Improvement
New York State Medicaid PharmacyPolicies Update: Prescriber Prevails 2013: Who decides what medications patients will be covered for? Pharmacy Choice: Patients have the right to use the pharmacy of their choice. NYS Law: A05502B Prohibits health insurers from requiring insureds purchase prescribed drugs from mail order pharmacy
Patient Assistant Programs (PAP). Some pharmaceutical companies will no longer provide free medication to individuals who are eligible for a health plan under the marketplace come March 31st, 2013. Patients must be notified to enroll in order to continue coverage of medications.
Nirah Johnson, NYC Department of Health, Viral Hepatitis
Hepatitis C Testing Law. 2171 requires healthcare providers to offer hep C test to baby boomers. Requires full diagnostic testing for those who screen anti-body positive and either follow-up health care or referral to a health care provider who can provide follow-up health care.
NYC Testing and Linkage to Care Alliance Meeting. December 4 (3-5 PM). Harm Reduction Coalition: 22 West 27th Street 5th floor. To register contact Hadiyah Charles, Hep C Advocacy Manager.
New! Hep C & Mental Health Workgroup Monthly Calls: Discussion, training, tools & resources. 1st Monday of the month (Noon â€“ 1 PM). NYC Hep C Task Force initiative Facilitated by Jeff Weiss, PhD, Mount Sinai. To register click here.