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ADAP Waiting List Update

Posted Apr 07 2011 5:58pm

As provided by The ADAP Advocacy Association - chcek them out at ( http://www.adapadvocacyassociation.org/index.html )

The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. aaa+ works with advocates, community, health care, government, patients, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to assure that access to services recognize and afford persons living with HIV/AIDS to enjoy a healthy life.

ADAPs with Waiting Lists
(7,745 individuals in 11 states*, as of April 1, 2011)

Arkansas: 51 people
Florida: 3,905 people
Georgia: 1,278 people
Idaho: 11 people
Louisana: 831 people**
Montana: 22 people
North Carolina: 189 people
Ohio: 311 people
South Carolina: 565 people
Virginia: 579 people
Wyoming: 3 people

ADAPs with Other Cost-Containment Strategies
(instituted since April 1, 2009, as of February 2, 2011)

Arizona: Reduced formulary
Arkansas: Reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 200% of FPL, (disenrolled 99 clients in September 2009)
Colorado: Reduced formulary
Florida: Reduced formulary, lower financial eligibility to 300% FPL, transition clients to Welvista from 2/14-3/31/11
Georgia: Reduced formulary, implemented medical criteria, continued participation in the Alternative Method Demonstration Project (AMDP)
Idaho: Capped enrollment
Illinois: Reduced formulary, instituted monthly expenditure cap
Kentucky: Reduced formulary
Louisiana: Discontinued reimbursement of laboratory assays
North Carolina: Reduced formulary
North Dakota: Capped enrollment, instituted annual expenditure cap, lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Ohio: Reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 300% of FPL (disenrolled 257 clients)
Puerto Rico: reduced formulary
South Carolina: Lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Utah: Reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 250% of FPL (disenrolled 89 clients)
Virginia: Reduced formulary, only distribute 30-day prescription refills
Washington: Instituted client cost sharing, reduced formulary (for uninsured clients only), only pay insurance premium for clients currently on antiretrovirals
Wyoming: Reduced formulary, instituted client cost sharing

ADAPs Considering New/Additional Cost-Containment Measures
(before March 31, 2011***)

Alabama: Cap enrollment, establish waiting list (as of April 1, 2011), reduce formulary
Colorado: Institute client cost sharing
Kentucky: Reduce formulary
Oregon: Reduce formulary
Puerto Rico: Reduce formulary
South Carolina: Disenroll 200 clients
Virginia: Transition 760 clients onto waiting list
Washington: Reduce formulary
Wyoming: Reduce formulary

*As a result of ADAP Emergency Funding, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, South Dakota, and Utah have eliminated their waiting lists. Idaho reinstituted a waiting list in February 2011.
**Louisiana has a capped enrollment on their program. This number is a representation of their current unmet need.
***March 31, 2011 is the end of ADAP FY2010. ADAP fiscal years begin April 1 and ends March 31.

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