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Bridging the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Care Gap

Great strides are made daily in the diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS. However, in the HIV Care Continuum, a large gap remains between diagnosis and treatment. Why? Many PLWH (People Living With HIV) do not know they can get coverage for treatment. Ryan White and other HIV/AIDS government coverage programs This is especially true for […]

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Medicare Coverage Gap

Whether you have a Part D Prescription Drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan, you have surely heard of the coverage gap or donut hole.  If you are very lucky, it hasn’t affected you much, but for a lot of Medicare enrollees, the coverage gap can be very scary.  Their prescription costs significantly increase which can […]

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Larger Coverage Gaps, Lower DSH Payments Raise Red Flags in Hospital Financing

Hospitals across the country, face reductions in disproportionate share payments–commonly called DSH payments–over the course of the Affordable Care Act implementation. Beginning in 1985, COBRA legislation created payments that have compensated hospitals for treating a larger share of low income and uninsured patients. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act imposed reductions to these payments, […]

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