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document About Us
This site is made possible in part by grants from the New York State Office for Aging and the New York Community Trust. We are also grateful to Western New York Law Center for hosting the site. We are grateful to Selfhelp Community Services, which housed the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program...
document How to use this website
Welcome to the NY Health Access website! This site is intended to serve as a constantly evolving resource for advocates, caregivers, and consumers on public health insurance programs in New York State. What this site isn't There are some types of questions this site can't answer.  Here are...
document Useful Websites and Phone Numbers
STATEWIDE RESOURCES ADAP (AIDS Drugs Assistance Program): 1-800-542-2437 Ayuda Legal NY: Encuentra asistencia legal gratuita en Nueva York, aprendas de sus derechos legales, obtenga información sobre las cortes, y mucho más. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (Federal...
document Public Health Insurance Programs in New York State
These materials include an overview of public health insurance programs in New York and in-depth information on Medicaid managed care.
document NYS Hospital Financial Assistance Law -- Hospitals Must Provide Charity Care Assistance Program
Overview  Charity care refers to free or low cost care provided by hospitals to uninsured or underinsured patients.  New York State has provided significant state funding to hospitals for charity care since 1983, but it wasn't until 2007 that hospitals were actually required to provide...
document Language Access Services in Health Care Settings
Federal and State laws prohibit national origin discrimination against limited english proficient (LEP) individuals when they are provided health care services.  New York also has specific protections for LEP individuals that require language interpreters in hospital settings. There are many...
document KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: Managed Long Term Care and FIDA - Fact Sheets, Live and Recorded Webinars
Fact Sheets on Managed Long Term Care and FIDA. FACT SHEET 1: Basics on Managed Long Term Care FACT SHEET 2: Grievance and Appeal Rights in Managed Long Term Care (under revision from July 1, 2015 changes - see this article) FACT SHEET 3: FIDA: New Program for Dual Eligibles...
document Tool Kit for Community Health Centers: Helping Patients Access Health Care Coverage
The tool kit you will find at the link below was created by the Empire Justice Center with funding from the New York State Health Foundation.  The tool kit is designed to guide community health center staff in their efforts to help patients access public health insurance or other kind of help...
document Access to Health Care for People with Disabilities
People with disabilities may confront additional barriers to accessing health care. Barriers to enrolling in public health care programs like Medicaid, Family Health Plus and Child Health Plus include transportation issues, physical access issues, and failures on the part of local districts to...


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