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NY Hep C ‘Baby Boomer’ Testing Law

February 6, 2014 | Comments Off

NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law. 2171 requires healthcare providers to offer hep C test to baby boomers. Requires full diagnostic testing for those who screen anti-body positive and either follow-up health care or referral to a health care provider who can provide follow-up health care. Questions about the law and how it could affect you? Find the answers […]

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 […]

NYS Hepatitis C Testing Law. 2171

November 19, 2013 | Comments Off

Hepatitis C Testing Law. 2171 requires healthcare providers to offer hep C test to baby boomers. Requires full diagnostic testing for those who screen anti-body positive and either follow-up health care or referral to a health care provider who can provide follow-up health care.   * § 2171. Required offering of hepatitis C screening testing. 1. Every individual […]

Interagency Implementation Progress Report: HHS Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Dear Colleagues – I am very pleased to share a new report that features 2012 highlights of federal efforts to implement the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis.  Released in May 2011, the Action Plan details goals, strategies, […]

From PRN Press Release: November 5th 2013. The National Medical Association (NMA) released the much anticipated Consensus Panel Paper entitled: Hepatitis C: A Crisis in the African American Community. The NMA is the nation’s largest and oldest association of African American physicians and when faced with the startling facts on the burden of Hepatitis C […]

CME/CE | Hepatitis C Medications & Special Considerations for People Living with HIV. Dr. Kristen Marks, MD, MS The NY/NJ AIDS Education and Training Center and Weill Cornell Medical College recently released an online learning module on Hepatitis C Medications and Special Considerations for People Living with HIV through special funding from the Health Resources and Services Administration.  The […]

Causes of Death among People with Hepatitis C in NYC, 2000‐2011. Jessie Pinchoff, PhD Candidate, MPH, Ann Drobnik, MPH, Jennifer Fuld, PhD Candidate, MA, Katherine Bornschlegel, Sarah L. Braunstein PhD, Jay K. Varma, MD. Division of Disease Control, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) Poster: ID Week 2013 Conference Click […]

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 […]

The NYC Hep C Research Consortium 2013

October 9, 2013 | Comments Off

The NYC Hep C Research Consortium 2013 September 26th, 2013 Agenda & List of Poster Presentations: NYHCVRC_Agenda 2013 (PDF) Compendium of Abstracts: NYHCVRC Abstract Book (PDF) For more information on this event, contact: Eric Rude ([email protected])

TOP NEWS Health Department Announces Plan to Combat Hepatitis C The NYC Health Department today released the City’s first-ever plan for reducing illness and death from the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a disease that now accounts for more annual deaths nationwide than HIV/AIDS. In Hepatitis C in New York City: State of the Epidemic and Action […]

Hepatitis C RNA Reflex Tests Now Available from Commercial Labs RNA testing is needed to confirm current hepatitis C infection in patients who test positive for hepatitis C antibody. Too often, though, the RNA test is not ordered after a positive antibody test. Now, clinicians can now order a hepatitis C reflex test from several […]

Hep C In my Own Words Essay Contest

September 25, 2013 | Comments Off

In Celebration of Recovery Month 2013 Announcing the 2013 In My Own Words… Essay Contest! > Please help spread the word! You can easily add a link to your webpage to help get the word out about this year’s essay contest. Click here to find out more. Please consider forwarding this email to your contacts […]

Below is a sign-on letter urging HHS Secretary Sebelius to initiate a Medicare national coverage determination process for adding hepatitis C screening to Medicare. While the USPSTF “B” grade ensures that HCV testing will not have cost-sharing for Medicare beneficiaries, the coverage determination process is necessary for adding any service. This process can take from […]

Presidential Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2013 Posted: 28 Jul 2013 07:00 AM PDT By The White House Office of the Press Secretary Cross-posted from White House Office of the Press Secretary The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release July 25, 2013 Proclamation — World Hepatitis Day, 2013 WORLD HEPATITIS DAY, […]

Join fellow hepatitis advocates on July 28th at Noon in Times Square for World Hepatitis Day! Sign up here: http://goo.gl/qCdw2 World Hepatitis Day NYC – Times Square – Noon on July 28th!

  Click Here to View the Newsletter Online: May 2013 NYC Hep ABC Newsletter: Hep Awareness Month!  

                                                   MEDIA ADVISORY Contact:           John Hellman Tel: 646-377-6115;  [email protected] New York City Leaders and Federal Officials Call for Action to Address the Impact of Viral Hepatitis What: Elected officials, community leaders and public health officials will announce free and low cost hepatitis screenings and unveil a new PSA campaign in New York City, San […]

A HCV patient who has cirhossis

May 6, 2013 | Comments Off

Question: A HCV+ patient who has cirhossis and may need a liver transplant was denied Medicaid due to $300 surplus from unemployment insurance. He can not afford to purchase private health insurance, and definitely needs medical care that is more expensive than he can pay out of pocket. What can he do? Answer: Your patient […]

My patient is an undocumented immigrant

May 6, 2013 | Comments Off

Question: My patient is an undocumented immigrant and needs care for his hepatitis, where can he go to get care he can afford? Is he at risk for deportation if he goes to a government hospital? Answer: Public Hospitals (HCC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) must provide care regardless of ability to pay. Medical […]

My client cannot afford to pay

May 6, 2013 | Comments Off

Question: My client cannot afford to pay Medicare Part D and therefore has no prescription coverage. Is there support available for patients who need help covering the premium for Medicare Part D?  Are there resources they can apply for in NY State? Answer: They should contact the HIICAP program for assistance.  In NYC they can be […]

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