The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) launched the Hepatitis C: The State of Medicaid Access project.
This project includes a report that details hepatitis C treatment access restrictions in Medicaid programs in all states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, including traditional fee-for-service as well as managed care. The report focuses on three of the most significant restrictions to treatment: liver damage, sobriety, and prescriber limitations. It is the most comprehensive public listing of these restrictions to date.
NVHR also issued report cards for each state Medicaid program. These report cards grade each state based on its restrictions and include recommendations for improving access to hepatitis C treatment. Colorado received a C+.
These materials are available for download at www.stateofhepc.org. The website also has a petition for advocates to sign calling for open access and will have media articles, resources and other materials.