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Implementing the Affordable Care Act & Public Health in NYS: Health Benefits, Medicaid Expansion and the Prevention Agenda

Originally webcast on October 18, 2012

Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
New York State Department of Health

Donna Frescatore
Assistant Secretary for Health under Governor Cuomo
Executive Director of the NYS Health Benefit Exchange

As the implementation of the Health Reform proceeds, it is important for public health workers, health officials, and those working directly or tangentially in health care fields to understand the specific ways in which the Affordable Care Act will affect public health in New York State. 

This broadcast hosts the Commissioner of the NYSDOH, Dr. Nirav Shah, as well as Donna Frescatore, the Executive Director of the NYS Health Benefit Exchange to explain the implementation of Health Reform and the Health Benefit Exchange and the ways it will function to meet the needs of New Yorkers, discuss the expansion of Medicaid eligibility to those childless adults earning up to 133% of the federal poverty level and how that will  impact NYS, and review the ways in which Health Reform will impact NYS’s Prevention Agenda. 

Program Objectives
After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the Health Benefit Exchange in NYS
  • List 3 ways in which the Health Benefit Exchange will affect health benefits for New Yorkers
  • Identify 3 the ways that the Health Reform will affect Medicaid in NYS  
  • Discuss 3 ways that the Health Reform Act will impact Prevention and Health Promotion

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The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing education credits will be available until October 2015.

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