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Care and treatment advocacy within a managed care environment.


RITA Newsl. 1998 Oct;4(6):3-4. Unique Identifier : AIDSLINE

More people are receiving health care from managed care programs, and a number of States are shifting their Medicaid programs to managed care providers. People with HIV and AIDS have long complained that HMOs and PPOs limit their access to HIV- experienced doctors and restrict the availability of some drugs, largely due to costs. HIV advocacy groups need to continue working with managed care providers to insure that these providers stay aware of new medications and have these medications added to the approved drugs list, when appropriate. It is important that consumers living with HIV and life-threatening illnesses work closely with advocacy groups to insure that the care they are receiving is current and adequate.

NEWSLETTER ARTICLE HIV Infections/*DRUG THERAPY *Health Services Accessibility Human Managed Care Programs/LEGISLATION & JURISPRUD/*ORGANIZATION & ADMIN *Patient Advocacy Texas United States


Information in this article was accurate in October 30, 1999. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.