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The two midwestern states removed prior authorizations for first time hepatitis C treatment, increasing opportunities for 130,000 individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis C. Washington, D.C. (February 22, 2021) – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today applauded Wisconsin...
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New research from NVHR and CHLPI demonstrates that states with sobriety restrictions or state policies that restrict harm reduction services are limiting hepatitis C elimination efforts in the U.S. Washington, D.C. (November 13, 2020) – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School...
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New York State Medicaid recently removed prior authorization requirements for new patients, increasing opportunities for individuals to be treated and cured of hepatitis C. September 21, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI), and the Treatment Action Group (TAG) today applauded...
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New research finds that hepatitis C treatment restrictions based on alcohol or drug use violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and undermine efforts to end the hepatitis C epidemic. The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) of Harvard Law School is urging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to enforce the Americans with...
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Iowa Medicaid no longer requires severe liver damage for patients to access hepatitis C treatment, but strict sobriety and prescriber requirements continue to limit treatment availability. July 1, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today applauded Iowa for removing...
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Increasing access to treatment will help Ohio increase hepatitis C treatment rates for more than 2.6 million Ohioans enrolled in Medicaid. May 21, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR) and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today applauded Ohio removing discriminatory sobriety restrictions on access to...
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Increasing access to treatment will help Puerto Rico eliminate hepatitis C and improve treatment options for more than one million Puerto Ricans. April 27, 2020 – The National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), a national coalition working to eliminate viral hepatitis, and the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) today applauded...
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New article by Ed Silverman for Managed Care Magazine details that some states still limit hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients. “Restrictions blunted the effect of Sovaldi and other antivirals on Medicaid budgets. The gradual removal of these barriers is going too slowly, say advocates.” Click here to read the full article.
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The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports on the improvements made by the state’s Medicaid program to expand access to hepatitis C treatment for Medicaid patients. Click here to read the full article.
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