NOV-25-13 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islander and Hep B United are cohosting a webinar on hepatitis B and reducing perinatal transmission on Thursday, December 19, from 2:30-4:00PM EDT. The webinar will discuss new tools and best practices toward reducing hepatitis B health disparities in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, including potential interventions in prenatal care, information about gaps in reporting and a new resource from the Immunization Action Coalition entitled, Give Birth to the End of Hep B. To register, click here.
|New Analysis from Kaiser of State Medicaid Coverage of Routine HIV Screening|
MAR-21-12 A new analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines state Medicaid coverage of routine HIV screening and finds that currently, about half of states cover routine screening under their Medicaid programs. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine HIV screening for all patients between the ages of 13 and 64, but routine screening is currently an optional Medicaid benefit, which states may choose to cover. The analysis includes a breakdown of which states cover routine screening and which states only cover medically necessary HIV screening. The analysis is available online.
Additional data on HIV screening in state Medicaid programs is available on State Health Facts.