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Health Care Access, Insurance & Medications Workgroup

There a  multitude of challenges involved in helping Hepatitis B & C patients access proper Health Care; obtain and maintain Health Insurance, and ensure consistent affordable medication coverage through treatment.

This Workgroup was brought together in February 2012 by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services and the NYC Health Department Office of Viral Hepatitis Coordination and community partners in order to compile and analyze frequently reported issues, develop strategies to address issues given existing resources, and work on plans to overcome issues.


  • Dissemination of Benefits Enrollment and Counseling Resources in the Community
  • Strenghtening of the emerging Hep B & C Patient Navigation profession through establishement of the NYC Hep B & C Patient Navigator Network.
  • Development of standard fundamental recommendations for a Hepatitis B & C Electronic Health Record Patient Care Module for both a medical setting and a community based organization setting.
  • Lessoning the burden and increasing uniformity of medication Prior Authorization requirements to avoid physician burnout and treatment delay or interruption.
  • Ensuring patients have the right to access Local Specialty Pharmacy
  • Providing increased networking, education & programmatic support for NP and PA Hepatitis B & C Medical Providers. Join our Linkedin group!
  • Ensuring Hepatitis Representation in Health Care Access focused Coalitions
  • Identifying & disseminating Health Care Access, Insurance & Medication related Advocacy Alerts on this site through Linkedin
  • Identifying and disseminating Training opportunities through periodic e-newsletter
  • Ensuring Hepatitis Community has easy mechanism for providing feedback to the Health Care system

Meetings take place every two months. Join us!
To join this Workgroup, Contact Us!

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FAQ: Covering the Cost of Hep C Meds

June 25, 2015

How Can I Cover the Cost of My Hep C Medical Care and Treatment? Hep C medical care and treatment is covered under Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance for many patients. Seeing a medical provider experienced in treatment advocacy can help get the medications covered more quickly. Find health insurance through the NY Marketplace here How Can I … Continue reading FAQ: Covering the Cost of Hep C Meds

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Job | HIV/Hep C Client Navigator @ Turning Point

June 18, 2015

Job (Brooklyn): Client Navigator Position Description: The Client Navigator Assistant coordinates with Client Navigator(s) to provide assistance with client’s medical appointments, engagement in care and referrals for services. The Client Navigator Assistant is responsible for carrying out tasks needed to execute the individual medical and supportive services plan for each client including administrative tasks. Screens … Continue reading Job | HIV/Hep C Client Navigator @ Turning Point

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2015 National Summit on HCV & HIV Diagnosis, Prevention & Access to Care: Abstracts, Presentations & Posters

June 17, 2015

    Abstracts, Presentations, and Posters are now Available Online Abstracts, presentations, and posters from the 2015 National Summit on HCV and HIV Diagnosis, Prevention and Access to Care are available on the Summit webpage. Final Program and Abstract Book (PDF) Program Overview and Plenary Presentations Breakout Session Presentations Posters More information on the 2015 National Summit is available at … Continue reading 2015 National Summit on HCV & HIV Diagnosis, Prevention & Access to Care: Abstracts, Presentations & Posters

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Hep C Peer Navigator Story: Dennis Rivera

Dennis Rivera is a peer navigator at AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC) and is a peer in the IDUHA Hep C Peer Navigation Program. For Dennis, peer navigation is about sharing hope and educating people about the dangers of Hep C before it’s too late. He became a peer navigator to ‘give back and … Continue reading Hep C Peer Navigator Story: Dennis Rivera

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New! OD, HIV & Hep C Prevention Harm Reduction Palm Cards for People Who Use Drugs

June 8, 2015

Share these palm cards for people who inject drugs, such as prescription painkillers or heroin. Find practical tips for preventing overdose, Hep C and HIV and information on local resources. Download the palm cards in English or Spanish, or order these free materials by calling 311. Find more Hep B and C educational resources (in multiple languages) here.    

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CDC | National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention Strategic Plan through 2020

June 6, 2015

Dear Colleague: I am delighted to present the new National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: Strategic Plan through 2020. This Plan updates the Center’s current strategic plan and serves as a blueprint for achieving our vision of a future free of HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB. It will guide activities … Continue reading CDC | National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD & TB Prevention Strategic Plan through 2020

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