Friday, April 1, 2011

GMHC CEO Janet Weinberg Talks Change to Medicaid Drug Coverage in NY

Below is an editorial by Janet Weinberg that was posted on Huffington Post. Congratulations, Janet!

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) firmly opposed the state budget proposal to subject HIV anti-retrovirals, anti-psychotics, anti-rejection drugs and anti-depressants to prior approval. However, these medications were taken off the prior approval exemption list in the final New York budget. This means patients will need to seek approval from Medicaid before receiving medications recommended by their physicians unless their medications are on a predetermined list. This adds another layer of bureaucracy and delay to an already complex system. Click here to read the full editorial.

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