Delaware

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

A-

Delaware

Liver damage restrictions

Fee-For Service (FFS) does not impose minimum liver damage requirements. One Managed Care Organization (MCO), Highmark Health Options, similarly imposes no minimum liver damage requirement. One MCO, AmeriHealth Caritas, has unclear liver damage requirements.

Sobriety restrictions

FFS requires screening and counseling for substance use. One MCO, Highmark Health Options, also requires screening and counseling for substance use. AmeriHealth requires that patients are alcohol and drug free at the time of authorization request or, if the provider is aware that the patient has a positive drug test or alcohol dependence, the patient is working towards seeking treatments.

Prescriber restrictions

FFS does not appear to impose prescriber restrictions. One MCO, Highmark Health Options, requires a prescription be written by a specialist. AmeriHealth does not request prescriber specialty on its authorization form.

Recommendations

  • Remove sobriety and prescriber restrictions.
  • Ensure parity across FFS and MCOs and ensure transparency regarding hepatitis C coverage criteria.

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