West Virginia

State of Hepatitis C
Medicaid Access:

B-

West Virginia

Liver damage restrictions

West Virginia does not impose liver damage restrictions.

Sobriety restrictions

FFS and MCOs require three months abstinence from alcohol and substance use.

Prescriber restrictions

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

Recommendations

  • Remove liver damage, sobriety and prescriber restrictions.
  • Maintain the “carve out” of hepatitis C medications from MCO contracts and continue applying FFS coverage requirements across the Medicaid program.

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