Minnesota

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

A-

Minnesota

Liver damage restrictions

Fee-For-Service (FFS) and all Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) do not impose liver damage restrictions.

Sobriety restrictions

FFS and all MCOs require screening and counseling for substance use.

Prescriber restrictions

FFS and all MCOs allow primary care physicians to prescribe treatment unless the patient is treatment experienced, has HIV or hepatitis B, has undergone a liver transplant, has liver cancer, or severe liver disease, in which case a specialist must be consulted.

Recommendations

  • Eliminate screening and counseling requirements.
  • Consider waiving prior authorization for treatment-naïve individuals.

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