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HCV & HBV Medicaid/Medicare Training by NYS DOH
  Hepatitis B and C Community Partners, (FLYER ATTACHED)
NYC HBV and HCV service providers have requested additional education and training in order to facilitate the process of providing care to hepatitis B & C patients who have Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare, Medicare Managed Care, SSI, SSD, a combination of several of these, or who are not eligible for any health insurance at all.
Through the free 2 part "Navigating Medicaid & Medicare: Hepatitis B & C Special Issues Training," service providers will have an opportunity to:
- Improve their knowledge of the details of these systems;
- Share best practices with other HBV and HCV service providers throughout NYC;
- Establish personal contact with leaders in the field;
- Ask specific HBV and HCV questions that may be difficult to address in general trainings; and
- Provide feedback about the experience of working within these systems and how they could be improved to better meet the needs of their patients. Please consider registering for this free training, as well as passing the information along to others who would benefit. See below and attached for the training agenda.
Please also fill out the brief online pre-training survey. The purpose of the survey to find out exactly what obstacles providers face in working with these systems so that they can be specifically addressed in the training. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you there, Nirah Johnson, LMSW
Community Projects Specialist ∼ Office of Viral Hepatitis Coordination ∼ NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene ∼ (212) 341-0432 ∼ njohnso2@health.nyc.gov ∼ Office of Viral Hepatitis Coordination Website
Register now!
Navigating Medicaid & Medicare:
Hepatitis B & C Special Issues Training
26 Federal Plaza, 6th Floor Conference Center, Manhattan, 10278
February 25th and April 12th ∼ 8:30 AM - 5 PM

The NYC Hepatitis C Task Force & Hepatitis B Coalition have partnered with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a two part specialized training for Hepatitis B & C Service Providers.
The training is designed for all service providers who work with hepatitis B or C patients
Administrators, Program Managers & Directors
Medical Providers
Benefits or Health Insurance Specialists
Social Workers, Case Managers
Patient Advocates

PART 1: February 25th
- Medicare Managed Care Basics and Beneficiary Protections ∼ Dayle Berke, CMS
- Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Finder and Options Compare ∼ Frank Winter, CMS
- Medicaid Eligibility and Coverage Basics ∼ Maria Ortiz-Quesada, HRA
- Medicaid Tips for working with HBV & HCV Populations ∼ Hannah Rosenblum, Urban Justice Center
- APG Medicaid Reform & HBV/HCV Treatment Reimbursement Update ∼ Franklin Laufer, NYS DOH
- Medicaid Managed Care Overview & Continuity of Care ∼ Maria Perez, NYC DOHMH & Maria Ortiz-Quesada, HRA
- Q & A with Expert Panel
PART 2: April 12th
- Overview of Available Drug Coverage: Medicaid, Part D, EPIC Prescription Drug Assistance Programs ∼ Frank Winter, CMS & Gema Diaz, EPIC
- Coordination of Benefits: Medicaid-Medicare Dual Eligible, Medicare & Medicaid Managed Care, and other Sources of Coverage ∼ Coordination of Benefits Contractor, CMS
-Advanced Medicare and Medicaid Beneficiary Liability and Access Issues ∼ Frank Winter, CMS
- Social Security ∼ Everett Lo, Social Security Administration
- Strategies for Managing Medicaid Complications for Social Security Beneficiaries ∼ Hannah Rosenblum, Urban Justice Center
- Breakout Sessions:
Resources for the Uninsured ∼ Jenny Rejeske, New York Immigration Coalition
Drug Treatment and Mental Health Benefits
- Q & A with Expert Panel
Pre-Training Survey:
Ensure that your questions will be answered by completing a brief online survey: http://ViralHepMedicaidMedicare.questionpro.com
To Register Contact:
Frank Winter Frank.Winter@cms.hhs.gov ∼ (212) 616-2355
Or Nirah Johnson njohnso2@health.nyc.gov ∼ (212) 341-0432
The Training is Free of Charge
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