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VOICES Program

VOICES Medicaid Education Program

Navigating the current health care system can be challenging, and VOICES Medicaid Education Program is here to help you.

Our Program assists Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) patients to access specialty care at HSS by helping them to understand their Medicaid coverage and options under Medicaid Managed Care. We can also refer you to related community resources.

Live in New York State and need health insurance?

You can apply for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and purchase a qualified health plan during open enrollment. Download the PDF below for more information.

Hospital for Special Surgery participates with the following programs:

Fee-for-service Medicaid and the following Medicaid Managed Care plans: 

  • Affinity By Molina
  • Emblem Health-HIP (Please note that Emblem Health-HIP may require an in-network referral)
  • Fidelis Care
  • Healthfirst
  • United Healthcare Community Plan (Please note that United Healthcare may require a referral from your PCP) 

Essential Plan: 

  • Affinity By Molina
  • Emblem Health-HIP
  • Fidelis Care
  • United Healthcare

Non-Participating Medicaid Managed Care Plans
If you are enrolled in a NY Medicaid Managed Care Plan that HSS does not participate with, you may need to get an out-of-network authorization. 

HSS participates with Traditional Medicare. You are responsible for co-insurance and deductible costs. If you are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, the benefits and coverage at Hospital for Special Surgery may be limited.

For up-to-date information regarding our participation or how to obtain an out of network authorization, please contact us at 212.774.2011 to discuss your insurance options. 


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