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Register Today for the HCFANY Annual Meeting!

Posted January, 4 2013 by arianne

Yes, it’s a a new year and that means its time for the HCFANY annual meeting! Join us on January 17, 2013 in Albany to celebrate our success over the past year and strategize how, together, we can work with New York State to develop a Health Insurance Exchange that will achieve our long-term goal of quality, […]

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Blindsided by Bills

Posted November, 20 2012 by arianne

Connor is a 68-year-old Westchester resident with heart problems, insured in a preferred provider organization (PPO). He had a stent put in last year, and when he was experiencing extreme shortness of breath he rushed to his local in-network hospital. The heart problem was too severe to be treated there, so he was transferred to […]

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SafeRx Open for Public Comment

Posted October, 19 2012 by arianne

The “SafeRx” legislation was passed in March 2012 in the New York State budget. This legislation ensures that all chain and mail order pharmacies statewide provide comprehensive translation and interpretation services for limited English proficient New Yorkers. The legislation also requires the Education Department to develop regulations requiring standardized patient-centered data elements. The Department is […]

Ain’t no mountain high enough…

Posted August, 21 2012 by arianne

Health insurance plans are now posting as much as 300-500 pages worth of documents, spreadsheets, actuarial data, and other information on the Department of Financial Services (DFS) website as justification for this year’s proposed premium rate increases. It has been quite the endeavor to sift through all of this and make heads or tails of it, much […]