In an effort to expand health care access for responders and survivors who have been diagnosed with 9/11-related injuries or illnesses, the free World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program has announced plans to expand its Nationwide Provider Network (NPN).
The expanded network – administered by Managed Care Advisors (MCA)-Sedgwick – will increase the number of clinicians and care providers available to more than one million medical professionals, include additional behavioral health providers, and keep all current providers currently in the network.
The health program expects to complete these changes by August 2023.
“I am hopeful that expanding the network will help 9/11 victims and their families access the health care that will save their lives and protect their quality of life,” said Michael Barasch, Managing Partner of Barasch & McGarry, who represents more than 35,000 9/11 responders and survivors.
“The federal government made a promise to never forget the 9/11 community – including by providing them with free, comprehensive health care for conditions related to their toxic exposure on and after 9/11,” Barasch said. “These changes are a step in the right direction, and we will work closely with community members to protect their right to the best health care available.”
If you were exposed to 9/11 toxins, you should know your health status. An early diagnosis could save your life.
Barasch & McGarry, Lawyers for the 9/11 Community, represents more than 35,000 members of the 9/11 community.
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Read the WTC Health Program’s full announcement: Program Statement on the Upcoming NPN Network Expansion.