In anticipation of the auto-assigment of HIV positive beneficiaries in Brooklyn to mainstream plans I asked my sources at Medicaid CHOICE to explain how the process will work. Here’s a summary of the response I received: Brooklyn Non SSI consumers will be auto-assigned in November for a December 1st, 2010 effective date, if they did not …

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Find NYPS SelectHealth HIV Specialist PCPs

It is now possible to find current NewYork-Presbyterian System SelectHealth HIV Specialist Primary Care Providers (HIV PCPs) through an online interactive database.  While the Plan has always made this information available online through its Provider Directory (, this searchable database offers users a quicker way to find specific PCPs. Follow the link below and choose …

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Call Medicaid CHOICE 1-800-505-5678

The quickest way to enroll in a New York City HIV Special Needs Plan (SNP) is to call Medicaid CHOICE (1-800-505-5678). For people with hearing problems, please call the TTY/TDD number, which is 1-888-329-1541. Medicaid CHOICE accepts calls: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Operators are available …

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Mandatory Managed Care Enrollment

On July 1, 2010 the NYSDOH Office of Medicaid Managed Care announced a revised start date of September 1, 2010 for mandatory Medicaid managed care enrollment for eligible PLWHAs. Mandatory packets will be sent to Brooklyn residents first. SSI beneficiaries have 90 days to choose a Mainstream Plan or SNP. Non-SSI beneficiaries have 60 days to choose but …

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HIV Special Needs Plans Assorted Reports

Over the past few years a number of significant reports have been released describing various aspects of HIV Special Needs Plans.  If you know of other relevant reports send an email to me at Report Links Information needs of case managers caring for persons living with HIV Rebecca Schnall, James J Cimino, Leanne M …

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02/10/2010 Eli Camhi’s Comments before the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

On February 2, 2010 I attended the public ceremony of the swearing in of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) in Washington, DC. This is an extract of my public comments before the Council. Follow this link if the video does not display.

ONAP HIV/AIDS Community Discussion NYC

On Friday evening December 4, 2009 President Obama’s Office of National AIDS Policy  hosted a Community Discussion on HIV/AIDS in the Alumni Auditorium of Columbia University.  Jeffrey Crowley, ONAP Director served as host and Rosie Perez, Actor and long time HIV/AIDS advocate moderated.   While there were some brief introductions and comments by local politicians …

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User Friendly Specialty Definitions

NewYork-Presbyterian System SelectHealth offers members educational handouts  that provide user friendly definitions of the various specialties available through its provider network. This document is a modified version of one offered courtesy of the Swedish Medical Center, WA Copyright 2007. English Version pdf Understanding Specialists English Spanish Version pdf Tipos de médicos por especialidad