Mississippi

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

D+

Mississippi

Liver damage restrictions

Fee-For-Service (FFS) and Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) do not specify liver damage requirements.

Sobriety restrictions

FFS and MCOs require 6 months abstinence documented by a urine screen for beneficiaries with a history of use.

Prescriber restrictions

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

Recommendations

  • Remove sobriety and prescriber restrictions.
  • Maintain hepatitis C coverage parity across the FFS and MCO program and transparency regarding coverage criteria.

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