Family Planning Benefit Program Webinars

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Implementing Family Planning Benefit Program Policy Changes in the Family Planning Setting (Part 1)

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Faculty:
  • Donna Jeffress, Medical Assistant Specialist II, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
  • Carmina Bernardo, Regional FPBP Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of New York City
As a result of the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team Proposal 4648, the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) will be converted from an 1115 waiver service to a State Plan Service (planned for fall 2012). The changes brought about by this conversion will increase access to timely quality sexual and reproductive health services for thousands of New Yorkers, ultimately reducing rates of unintended pregnancy and other adverse reproductive health outcomes. To support the family planning provider community in implementing these changes, the New York State Center of Excellence for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services (NYS COE) is hosting a four-part webinar series on the implementation of these changes.

Through this presentation, participants will review the estimated timeline for communicating and implementing FPBP changes; understand the policy changes to FPBP brought about by the State Plan Amendment (SPA) and Medicaid Redesign Team Proposal 4648; review the differences between FPBP and the Family Planning Extension Program (FPEP); review the process for administering transportation benefits and how retroactive coverage will work; and obtain answers to questions about changes to FPBP and FPEP.


Implementing Family Planning Benefit Program Policy Changes in the Family Planning Setting (Part 2)

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Faculty:
  • Donna Jeffress, Medical Assistant Specialist II, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
  • Carmina Bernardo, Regional FPBP Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of New York City
As a result of the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team Proposal 4648, the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) was converted from an 1115 waiver service to a State Plan Service (planned for fall 2012). The changes brought about by this conversion will increase access to timely quality sexual and reproductive health services for thousands of New Yorkers, ultimately reducing rates of unintended pregnancy and other adverse reproductive health outcomes. To support the family planning provider community in implementing these changes, the New York State Center of Excellence for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services (NYS COE) hosted a four-part webinar series on the implementation of these changes.

Through this presentation, participants will review the screening process for determining clients' presumptive eligibility for FPBP; review the process for enrolling clients in FPBP, including information and documentation required for the application; and obtain answers to questions about changes to FPBP.
Because of technical difficulties encountered during the recording of the Webinar, notes have been drafted to accompany slides.

Integrating Best Practices for Increasing Enrollment in the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) into the Family Planning Setting

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Faculty:
  • Donna Jeffress, Medical Assistant Specialist II, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
  • Carmina Bernardo, Regional FPBP Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of New York City
As a result of the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team Proposal 4648, the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) was converted from an 1115 waiver service to a State Plan Service (planned for fall 2012). The changes brought about by this conversion will increase access to timely quality sexual and reproductive health services for thousands of New Yorkers, ultimately reducing rates of unintended pregnancy and other adverse reproductive health outcomes. To support the family planning provider community in implementing these changes, the New York State Center of Excellence for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services (NYS COE) hosted a four-part webinar series on the implementation of these changes.
Through this presentation, participants reviewed the screening process for determining clients' presumptive eligibility for FPBP; reviewed the process for enrolling clients in FPBP, including information and documentation required for the application; and obtained answers to questions about changes to FPBP.
Because of technical difficulties encountered during the recording of the Webinar, notes have been drafted to accompany slides.

Strategies and Best Practices for Increasing Enrollment in the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP)

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Faculty:
  • Donna Jeffress, Medical Assistant Specialist II, Office of Health Insurance Programs, New York State Department of Health
  • Carmina Bernardo, Regional FPBP Coordinator, Planned Parenthood of New York City
  • Michelle Gerka, Vice President, CAI
As a result of the New York State Medicaid Redesign Team Proposal 4648, the Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) was converted from an 1115 waiver service to a State Plan Service (planned for fall 2012). The changes brought about by this conversion were expected to increase access to timely quality sexual and reproductive health services for thousands of New Yorkers, ultimately reducing rates of unintended pregnancy and other adverse reproductive health outcomes. To support the family planning provider community in implementing these changes, the New York State Center of Excellence for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services (NYS COE) hosted a four-part webinar series on the implementation of these changes.

Through this presentation, participants reviewed the benefits to both clients and providers of increasing enrollment in FPBP; examined strategies for ensuring that future outreach efforts focus on navigating target populations into clinical care; examine strategies for ensuring that FPBP presumptive eligibility leads to ongoing enrollment; reviewed the good cause authorization waiver process; and obtained answers to general questions about best practices for increasing enrollment in FPBP.