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Tool Kit for Community Health Centers: Helping Patients Access Health Care Coverage

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Posted: 15 Jan, 2010
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Updated: 11 Jun, 2010
by David Silva (New York Legal Assistance Group)

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 paying for medical care.  The toolkit was last updated in August of 2009.

Helping Your Patients Access Medicaid

Topics in the manual include: 

  1. Medicaid
  2. Family Health Plus
  3. Child Health Plus
  4. Presumptive Eligibility for Children
  5. Refugee Medical Assistance
  6. Charity Care
  7. Spend Down
  8. Spousal Refusal
  9. Pooled Trusts
  10. Rights of Limited English Proficient Patients

Each topic contains fact sheets of 3-4 pages  with charts and/or sample forms following where applicable.  Each fact sheet represents either one of New York’s basic public health programs or an important tool you can use to help your patients qualify for a public health programs.

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item Tool Kit Final as of 8 19 09.pdf (1.05 mb) Download

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