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Tuesday, November 27 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
B-16 - PCIP – Jumping into the High-Risk Pool (CE)

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In 2012, the STD/HIV Program (SHP) of the Louisiana Office of Public Health established a Health Care Work Group (HCWG) consisting of staff from SHP, medical centers, Ryan White Part A and B providers, planning bodies, and clients as well as pharmacy representatives. The overall objective of this workgroup was to prepare for the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) with its first goal being to develop PCIP training for case mangers and services providers. The purpose of this 90-minute workshop is to describe the process of developing this training and to present the key elements of the training.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the role of the Health Care Workgroup (HCWG) in light of current and upcoming changes as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).
  • Ensure that Ryan White service providers have an adequate baseline understanding of key learning points related to health insurance coverage options in Louisiana, with special emphasis on the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) and the Ryan White-funded services available to assist with insurance maintenance.
  • Workshop participants will learn effective methods to train RW service providers regarding the PCIP application processes, action required for insurance maintenance, and knowledge of resources for troubleshooting with respect to PCIP and corresponding Ryan White-funded services.


Lucy Cortds

LMSW, NO/AIDS Task Force
Lucy Cordts is the Case Management Program Coordinator at NO/AIDS Task Force; Adjunct Clinical Field Faculty, Tulane University School of Social Work; and Board Member, Professional Association of Social Workers in HIV and AIDS. She received her graduate degree from Tulane School... Read More →

Heather Weaver

Treatment Access & Benefit Coordinator, Louisiana STD/HIV Program
Heather has worked in the field of HIV/AIDS since 1995 primarily in medication services. She has a MA degree in social work from Tulane University and has worked in the New Orleans community for 11 years, 3 at NO/AIDS Task Force, and 9 year with the State of Louisiana Office of Public... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2012 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
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