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.

Priorities

  • 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!
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More Meeting Highlights Posts

Reports | 2015 HCV Capacity to Cure (CME) Events Spring 2015

July 14, 2015

Reports from the NYC Health Department, Hepatitis C Spring 2015 CME Events HCV Update: The Latest Information for Frontline Providers Managing Patients with Hepatitis C – June 2015 Cirrhosis Update Diagnosis and Management of Some Common Non HCV Liver Diseases HCC: Surveillance and Management The Beginning of the End for HCV in HIV: Or the End … Continue reading Reports | 2015 HCV Capacity to Cure (CME) Events Spring 2015

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5-20-15 Harlem Hep C Task Force Meeting Notes

June 8, 2015

View full meeting highlights here   Presentations: African American Hep C Action Day: July 25, 2015 Planning Melissa Baker, National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS (NBLCA)  African American Hep C Action Day, Melissa Baker, 5-20-15 (PDF) Project INSPIRE NYC New Hep C Care Coordination Program-Innovate & Network to Stop HCV & Prevent complications via Integrating care, … Continue reading 5-20-15 Harlem Hep C Task Force Meeting Notes

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4-29-15 Hep B Coalition Meeting Notes

May 27, 2015

View full meeting highlights here   Meeting Slides and Presentations: Coalition against Hepatitis in People of African Origin (CHIPO) Chari Cohen, Hep B Foundation, CHIPO Susannah Amiteye, Chair, CHIPO CHIPO Overview Slides Education Resource developed by CHIPO New CHIPO website! www.CHIPO.org New! Hep B  Awareness Video PSA from the NYC Health Dept Edward Wake, NYC Health Department … Continue reading 4-29-15 Hep B Coalition Meeting Notes

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3-26-15 Staten Island Hep B & C Task Force Meeting Notes

May 9, 2015

View full meeting highlights here Presentations:  Managing HCV in an Evolving Landscape (PPT) Sherif Farag, MD, Richmond University Medical Center & Staten Island University Hospital, Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist. Presentation includes a comprehensive overview of hepatitis C facts, HCV progression, and pathways to SVR. IDUHA Hep C Peer Navigation Program Description Slides (PDF) Diana Diaz Munoz, MPH candidate, NYC … Continue reading 3-26-15 Staten Island Hep B & C Task Force Meeting Notes

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3-4-15 Bronx Hep C Task Force Meeting Notes

March 25, 2015

Bronx Hep C Task Force Meeting: March 4, 2015 View full meeting highlights here New! NYC Hep B & C Surveillance Report 2013 Slides: NYS HCV Testing Law – Background and Implementation (PDF). Megan Haseltine’s presentation on the NY State Hep C Baby Boomer Testing Law, including key provisions, impetus, expectations and evaluation of the … Continue reading 3-4-15 Bronx Hep C Task Force Meeting Notes

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2-25-15 Hep B Coalition Meeting Notes

February 27, 2015

NYC Hep B Coalition Meeting February 25, 2015 View full meeting highlights here Hepatitis B:  New therapies   PDF Slides: Hepatitis B_Future Therapies_Leong_MD_2-25-15 Jennifer Leong, MD – Assistant Professor of Medicine, Div. of Liver Diseases, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine (jennifer.leong@mountsinai.org)    

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