Health HIV released a report titled HealthHCV’s State of HCV CareTM national survey report. The survey identified treatment utilization policies impacting coverage by payers as a major barrier among substantial and diverse barriers preventing providers from delivering necessary care to their HCV-infected patients. Other barriers identified included: limited infrastructure for proving hepatitis C screening and treatment and limited clinical knowledge about screening and/or treatment. Key findings from the survey include: over one-third (36%) reported being unable to treat a patient’s infection due to payer restrictions; both private insurance (36%) and public insurance (Medicaid: 31%; Medicare: 19%) were identified as creating barriers to treatment; and providers need additional training on current HCV screening guidelines, guidance on treatment for HCV/HIV co-infection, and information on new cure therapies. Click here to access the full report.
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