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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...
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...
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...
Sources of Legal Authority for Health Care Advocates
Public health care programs in New York State are governed by many different legal sources. Because most programs, including Medicaid, are federal in origin, governing law begins with federal statute and regulation. State statutes are often very prescriptive as well, defining key terms such as...
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...
Medicaid Alerts & Other Protocols published by the NYC HRA Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA)
HRA MICSA Alerts are periodic announcements of policy, staff and office changes published by the Medical Insurance and Community Services Administration (MICSA). MICSA is the part of New York City’s Human Resource Administration (HRA) that administers HRA’s medically- related programs such as...
Patients' Rights in the Health Care System
Managed Care Bill of Rights New York State has a fairly progressive managed care bill of rights which is found in both the Public Health and Insurance laws. Disclosure. Managed care plans must tell their patients about the coverage offered, benefit packages, prior authorization rules,...


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