MAY-20-13 Dr. Ronald Valdiserri writes to recognize the second anniversary of Combating the
Silent Epidemic of Viral Hepatitis: Action Plan for the Prevention, Care
& Treatment of Viral Hepatitis and to share
an important announcement from Dr. Howard Koh about plans to update and renew the
existing plan through
MAY-16-13 Dr. Howard Koh, the Assistant Secretary for Health, announced on May 16 that the partner agencies are committed and dedicated to renewing the Action Plan for another three years and are currently working on their vision and priorities for 2014-2016.
|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.