Learn about Health Reform and what it means for Hepatitis B & C in NYC!
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Annual Health Care Access Training:
Health Reform & Hepatitis in NYC

December 10th (12:30 - 5 PM)
Beth Israel: 10 Union Square East – 2nd Floor PACC Auditorium
Registration Required: click here


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 – NYC Department of Health, Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning, Division of Health Care Access & Improvement
Benefits Eligibility Under the Affordable Care Act & Resources for the Uninsured
Katie Engst, JD - Community Health Advocates

Coverage of Hepatitis Services under the Affordable Care Act
Frank Winter, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services 

How to Enroll in Health Insurance through the New York State Health Plan Marketplace
Frank Winter, Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services 

Medication Coverage
  • New York State Medicaid Pharmacy Policies 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.
Coalition Resources
Nirah Johnson, NYC Department of Health, Viral Hepatitis
Future Directions & Closing

Hope you can join us! Registration Required: click here

Health Care Access Resources
NY State Official Health Insurance Plan Market Place Website

National Enrollment Info:

American Liver Foundation National Hepatitis Provider Site Locator

HHCAdvantage is an easy-to-use web-based application designed to link community-based physicians and HHC (NYC Public Hospital) facilities. Expedites referral.

Hep C RNA Reflex Tests Now Available from Commercial Labs: Quest, Labcorp & BioReference. Streamlines diagnosis in one step.

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. 

NASTAD Primer on the Impact of Health Reform on Viral Hepatitis

Video | Refugees and the Affordable Care Act.  Available in Somali, Karen, Nepali, Arabic, Kinyarwanda, and English.

How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator. NPR.
Upcoming Events
Science in the City: New Treatments for HCV & Update on Evolving Therapies for Other Liver Diseases. CME Conference. Special Primary Care Session! Nov. 16. Mount Sinai, NYC.

NYC Hep B Coalition Meeting. November 20 (3 - 5 PM). American Cancer Society: 132 West 32nd St. Presentations: Team HBV Pre-Meeting, Hep B Discrimination in the Workplace - HisaoHsiang Wan, Esq;  Brooklyn Chinese Family Health Center Hepatitis Services - Ailing Zhang, MD. Registration required Click here.

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 – 1 PM).  NYC Hep C Task Force initiative Facilitated by Jeff Weiss, PhD, Mount Sinai. To register click here.

Hep C Rapid Test Training. NYC Health Department HIV Training & Technical Assistance Program (TTAP). Dec 9 (9 AM - 1). 
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