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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.

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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#JustB – AAPCHO Launches Hep B Storybank to overcome stigma

January 26, 2015

OAKLAND, January 26, 2015 – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), today launched new a website highlighting stories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) impacted by hepatitis B. The #justB website was created to bring more attention to hepatitis B and the impact it has on the Asian American community, as well as … Continue reading #JustB – AAPCHO Launches Hep B Storybank to overcome stigma

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May 15 | NYC Viral Hepatitis Awareness Press Conference at City Hall

May 14, 2014

May 2014 NYC Viral Hepatitis Awareness Press Conference Join us on the Steps of City Hall to raise awareness and in recognition of National Hepatitis Awareness Month during May, as well as National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day on May 15, and National Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19. When: Thursday, May 15, 2014 (11am-12pm) Where: … Continue reading May 15 | NYC Viral Hepatitis Awareness Press Conference at City Hall

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May 2012 Hepatits ABC Newsletter

May 11, 2012

  The NYC Hepatitis ABC Newsletter is designed to provide the latest information, resources and opportunities to organizations & advocates working on viral hepatitis and related issues. View online NYC Hepatitis ABC Newsletter NYC Department of Health – Office of Viral Hepatitis Coordination   Upcoming Events Coalition Meetings  NYC Hepatitis B Coalition Meeting. May 10th (3-5 PM). … Continue reading May 2012 Hepatits ABC Newsletter

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The Prior Authorization for Hep C

May 6, 2013

Question: The Prior Authorization for Hep C medications is is extremely difficult! Is there any resource that can help reduce the confusion and time? Answer: Many providers have noted this problem. Try using this service: CoverMyMeds helps physicians and pharmacists complete Prior Authorization and other insurance coverage determination forms for any drug and almost all drug … Continue reading The Prior Authorization for Hep C

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HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) Co‐infection among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City (NYC), 2000‐2010. Poster ID Week 2013 Conference

October 9, 2013

HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) Co‐infection among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City (NYC), 2000‐2010. Ann Drobnik, MPH, Jessie Pinchoff, PhD Candidate, MPH, Jennifer Fuld, PhD Candidate, MA, Katherine Bornschlegel, Jay K. Varma, MD, Sarah L. Braunstein, PhD. Division of Disease Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC … Continue reading HIV/Hepatitis C (HCV) Co‐infection among Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) in New York City (NYC), 2000‐2010. Poster ID Week 2013 Conference

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New York State Health Commissioner Dear Colleague Letter | Hep C

November 22, 2013

Nirav R. Shah, M.D., the Commissioner of the New York State Health Department has released a Dear Colleague letter announcing the new Hepatitis C Testing Law.  (Section 2171) The new law, which will take effect January 1st, 2014, mandates that every individual born between 1945 and 1965 be offered a Hepatitis C screening in either … Continue reading New York State Health Commissioner Dear Colleague Letter | Hep C

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