• State panel OKs Ohio Medicaid's plan for drug treatment workers with convictions

    9 monthes ago - By Health and Fitness

    The Ohio Department of Medicaid has a new rule that would prohibit or delay prohibit some recovering addicts from working in addiction treatment centers. The mental health community is concerned about the rule, saying former addicts are valuable in treatment centers.
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  • Louisiana developing ‘Netflix' style subscription plan for HCV treatment

    Louisiana developing ‘Netflix' style subscription plan for HCV treatment

    9 monthes ago - By Healio

    The Louisiana Department of Health is currently developing a “subscription style” payment plan with pharmaceutical manufacturers to provide state residents with access to hepatitis C treatment.
    Pete Croughan
    HCV Next spoke with the department's chief of staff, Pete Croughan, MD, about the landscape of HCV in the state and the novel payment model designed to expand treatment despite the expensive cost of direct-acting antivirals.
    “Hepatitis C is definitely an epidemic here, like it is in many places, and equally tied to the opioid epidemic due primarily to transmission
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