Manhattan Cancer Services Program

Mission

The Manhattan Cancer Services Program (MCSP) at New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) is funded by the New York State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to reduce cancer outcome disparities among uninsured New Yorkers. This is accomplished through targeted outreach and by providing access to high quality cancer care. Our team is made up of multilingual staff from diverse backgrounds who help patients navigate the healthcare system.

Scope

To achieve this mission, the MCSP is structured to:

  • Identify and enroll uninsured adults through grassroots outreach and partnerships with community and faith–based organizations,  merchants,  government organizations, and local health care organizations
  • Maintain multiple sites throughout Manhattan for easy access to breast, cervical and colorectal cancer care
  • Provide patient navigation and case management services to identify and overcome any barriers to care
  • Assist with enrollment into the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program for those diagnosed with cancer
  • Assess enrolled patient’s satisfaction with care
  • Employ our reminder system to ensure continued adherence to guidance-concordant cancer screening and services
  • ACN Navigation Program - Support Government insured New Yorkers with access to guidance-concordant cancer screening and diagnostic services through the Cancer Patient Navigation Program for those receiving primary care services through the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network.

History

1995- New York-Presbyterian is awarded a grant from the NY State Department of Health and the CDC to create a public and private partnership to identify and serve uninsured New Yorkers by providing breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostics.

2002- Case Management of all patients with abnormal screens was required.  Komen NYC funds our Nurse Case Manager. 

The Medicaid Cancer Treatment Act was passed creating the Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program to cover cancer patients diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer.  Staff received training to become enrollment specialists.

2007 – Navigation funding received from the Avon Foundation.  New -York Presbyterian/Columbia named an Avon Breast Cancer Center of Excellence.

2008 – Integration of colorectal screening and diagnostic services into the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program changing the name to the Cancer Services Program.

Eligibility for Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program was extended to those diagnosed with colorectal and prostate cancer.

Tobacco control – institution of smoking status assessment and referral for all patients receiving screening.  Active smokers referred to the NYS Tobacco Cessation Hotline

2013- Funding to support Government insured New Yorkers with access to guidance-concordant cancer screening and diagnostic services through the Cancer Patient Navigation Program for those receiving primary care services through the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Ambulatory Care Network.

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