Kansas

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

B

Kansas

Liver damage restrictions

Fee-For-Service (FFS) and Managed Care Organization (MCOs) do not require a minimum level of liver damage and only require a diagnosis of chronic hepatitis C.

Sobriety restrictions

FFS and MCOs require that patients do not have a history of illicit intravenous drug use within the past 3 months.

Prescriber restrictions

FFS and MCOs require a prescription to be written by or in consultation with a specialist.

Recommendations

  • Eliminate sobriety and prescribing requirements.
  • Maintain transparency and parity regarding hepatitis C coverage across the Medicaid program.

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