National Academy for State Health Policy Releases Draft Version of Report on HIV/AIDS and Medicaid Managed Care Programs
The National Academy for State Health Policy on Wednesday announced that a full draft version of the third edition of its report titled "Trends in Serving People with HIV/AIDS Through Medicaid Managed Care" is available online for review. The report, using data collected by NASHP in 1996, 1998 and 2000, analyzes state policies related to the enrollment of people with HIV/AIDS into risk-based Medicaid managed care programs and the care provided to such enrollees. The study found four key findings, including:
- Most Medicaid programs enroll some people with HIV/AIDS into managed care.
- State policies regarding the enrollment of people with HIV/AIDS changed the most between 1996 and 1998, when several important advances were made in HIV treatment.
- States usually develop policies that pertain to all enrollees with special needs, not just the special needs of people with HIV/AIDS.
- When states do develop HIV/AIDS-specific policies, the policies usually regulate reimbursement for care received by enrollees with HIV/AIDS (NASHP release, 1/15).