Information for Providers

Medicaid Prescriber Education Program (MPEP)

The Medicaid Prescriber Education Program (MPEP) is a partnership between the New York State Department of Health and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. MPEP offers evidence-based, online continuing education on current topics in pharmacotherapy.
View the catalog of free accredited continuing education activities at

Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB) Program

The Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB) Program allows for the payment of bonuses to "recruit, retain, and reward health care and mental hygiene workers" meeting specified eligibility requirements.

Learn more about the program at the link above or submit a claim on behalf of a qualified employee within the HWB Program Portal.

Important Changes to Medicaid Dental Services

Beginning January 31, 2024 NYS Medicaid Dental Service benefits are changing. More information at the links below.

November 8, 2023

Unwinding from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: A Communications Tool Kit to Keep New Yorkers Covered

Important changes are coming. New federal rules will require New York State to begin redetermining eligibility for public program enrollees in the Spring of 2023. Enrollees in Medicaid, Child Health Plus (CHP) and the Essential Plan (EP) have not had to renew their health insurance since early 2020 due to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) continuous coverage requirements for these public programs, which were adopted by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act in March 2020. However, the December 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act included new rules ending the continuous coverage requirements starting Spring 2023.

Beginning in Spring 2023, renewal notices will be sent to enrollees in these programs based on their enrollment end dates. Renewal notices will include the deadline to take action to renew their insurance or risk having a gap in coverage. Deadlines will be based on the enrollees' enrollment end dates and will range from June 30, 2023 through May 31, 2024.

In an effort to minimize the number of New Yorkers at risk of losing their Medicaid, CHP or EP coverage, the New York State Department of Health is working with partners, local districts and other stakeholders to inform New Yorkers about renewing their coverage and exploring other available health insurance options if they no longer qualify for Medicaid, CHP or EP.

Educational Fact Sheets for Medicaid Stakeholders

These fact sheets provide important information for all Medicaid stakeholders on a variety of health topics. A printable PDF link is available for each fact sheet topic in a number of languages.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about NY Medicaid Benefits