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Save the Date: Free Webinar on Providers’ Roles in the FIDA Program

The Medicare Rights Center is providing a webinar exclusively for LeadingAge New York members on the role of providers within the Fully Integrated Dual Advantage (FIDA) program. Please mark your calendar to participate in this free session, which is being offered on Thurs., Oct. 1 from 3:00 to 4:30pm.

FIDA is a new managed care program in New York City (which will soon expand to Westchester and Suffolk Counties) for people who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and need long term care services. FIDA combines individuals’ health care and prescription drug coverage under a single managed care plan. It is important that providers are knowledgeable about FIDA so that they can help their patients understand their health coverage and rights as the program continues to expand. Additionally, providers have a unique role in FIDA—they may be encouraged to participate on an Interdisciplinary Team (IDT), which is composed of the patient’s entire care team and is tasked with creating the patient’s plan of care.

This 1.5-hour web presentation will cover:

  • FIDA background
  • FIDA eligibility and enrollment
  • FIDA coverage basics
  • Understanding the difference between Managed Long Term Care and FIDA plans
  • The function of the IDT
  • How to avoid FIDA marketing abuses

Log in information for this webinar will be made available in the coming weeks.

Contact: Dan Heim, dheim@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8866