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Family Planning Benefit Program

The Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP): How It Can Benefit You and Your Patients

Audio conference presented by the New York State Department of Health in collaboration with the School of Public Health

Program Highlights:

This free audio conference featured recognized experts discussing a federally funded reproductive health care entitlement program. Topics included:

Part I
  • Overview of the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) and its importance
  • Services covered by the FPBP
  • Eligibility
Part II
  • Developing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Local Department of Social Services to assist patients to enroll in the FPBP
  • Implementing the program
  • FPBP enrollment process

Part I

  • Angela Diaz, MD - Director of Adolescent Health Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital
  • Marc Heller, MD - Medical Director, Planned Parenthood, Mohawk Hudson
  • Carolyn Westhoff, MD - Medical Director of Family Planning Clinic, NY Presbyterian Hospital
Part II
  • Cheryl Bequer - Income Maintenance Supervisor, Onondaga Department of Social Services
  • Joanne Scanlon Regional Manager, Financial Assessment and Reimbursement Options, Planned Parenthood of Rochester/Syracuse Region Inc.
Staff from NYS DOH Office of Medicaid Management and Bureau of Women's Health participated in both Part I and II of the audio conference.
Moderator: Benita Zahn, Albany News Channel 13

Audioconference originally aired November 16, 2004


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Available on CD


     PowerPoint Slides
     PPT Handouts
     FPBP Sample MOU
     FPBP Documents
     NYS Materials





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