For New York Professionals

imageThe Medicare Rights Center wants to help New York professionals like you do the very best for your clients with Medicare, and offers several services designed specifically for you.

A special Technical Assistance Hotline for the New York State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) offers unbiased, up-to-date technical assistance to New York State Health Insurance Information Counseling Assistance Programs (HIICAP) coordinators and counselors eight hours a day, five days a week.

The Medicare Rights Center is a designated specialist agency in New York City's Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program (MCCAP) network, and provides technical assistance and training to other agencies in the NYC MCCAP network. We also accept referrals from MCCAP agencies if the situation requires our expertise. Contact us if you are a member of the MCCAP network and would like to speak with a specialist.

Every month, health care professionals representing community and advocacy groups, businesses and government agencies gather as part of the New York Medicare Savings Coalition. imageThe Coalition seeks to increase awareness of, access to, and enrollment in health care assistance programs for low-income New Yorkers with Medicare. Become a deputized agent and learn how you can help your clients apply for Medicare Savings Programs.

Our downloadable New York–specific fliers cover a range of topics and are regularly updated. They are available for distribution to community and senior centers, doctors' offices, hospitals and any other locations frequented by your clients.

The Medicare Rights Center also offers training sessions for New York City health-care professionals to help keep them abreast of the latest developments in Medicare, and how the changes affect their staff and clients. If you're interested in scheduling a presentation for your organization, please contact us.

Help Paying for Medicare Costs

The Medicare Rights Center is hosting a training for professionals on assistance programs for people with Medicare who have limited income.

In this three-hour training we will cover:

* Medicare Savings Programs (QMB, SLMB and QI)
* Medicaid/Medicare Coordination
* Extra Help (Low-Income Subsidy)
* Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC)
* New York Prescription Saver Card (NYPSC)

Date: Wednesday, July 8th
Time: 9:30 am � 12:30 pm
Location: 520 Eighth Avenue (between 36th and 37th Streets), North Wing, 4th Floor
Fee: $35 per person

CLICK HERE to register online.

Space is limited. Register today!

For more information or to register by phone, please call 212-204-6217 or e-mail us.