Kentucky

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

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Kentucky

Liver damage restrictions

Kentucky does not impose fibrosis restrictions.

Sobriety restrictions

Kentucky does not impose sobriety requirements for treatment naive patients. For retreatment, Kentucky requires participation in a substance use treatment program and a negative urine toxicology screen.

Prescriber restrictions

Kentucky does not impose prescriber restrictions for individuals receiving simplified treatment. Kentucky requires a prescription written by a gastroenterologist, hepatologist, infectious disease specialist, transplant specialist, or a provider otherwise participating in HCV training program or network (i.e., KHAMP, ECHO), for individuals with certain comorbidities or who have previously been treated for hepatitis C.

Recommendations

  • Remove remaining prescriber restrictions.
  • Remove sobriety restrictions for individuals seeking retreatment.
  • Remove prior authorization for patients who qualify for simplified treatment.

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