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Corinna Dan

R.N., M.P.H., Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

CMS Invites Public Comment as it Considers National Coverage Determination for HCV Screening Under Medicare

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has initiated a National Coverage Determination (NCD) process for screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in adults. An NCD is a national policy statement granting, limiting, or excluding Medicare coverage for a specific medical item or service. CMS is allowed to add coverage of “additional preventive services”…

RSS Feed of Viral Hepatitis Blog Posts Now Available

Corinna Dan

As we prepare to observe World Hepatitis Day on July 28, we we’d like to announce a new resource here on the blog: we’ve made available an RSS feed of all the posts about viral hepatitis. You can find it at this address: http://blog.aids.gov/category/policy/viral-hepatitis/feed. “RSS” stands for “Real Simple Syndication.” RSS feeds are a way…

Eliminating Perinatal Transmission of Hepatitis B: More Than Just a Test

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This Sunday we will observe Mother’s Day and celebrate mothers across the nation. May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and to highlight opportunities to address this ‘silent epidemic’, such as redoubling our efforts to provide quality health care to mothers with chronic hepatitis B infection and help…

CDC Launches Hepatitis Testing Day Event Page

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Preparations for the second annual observance of Hepatitis Testing Day on May 19th are underway and you can play a major role in making testing day a success. As called for in the Action Plan for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis Testing Day is a day for people at risk for…

Highlights from The Liver Meeting

Corinna Dan

Every fall, hepatitis and liver disease experts gather to share the latest viral hepatitis research and treatment updates at the Liver MeetingTM . I had the opportunity to attend this year’s meeting, held last month in Boston. The meeting was particularly exciting because it featured new information about many novel hepatitis C treatments currently in…

Assistant Secretary for Health Howard Koh Shares Hepatitis B Awareness Tools for AAPI Communities

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As we approach World Hepatitis Day on July 28th, we are reminded of the staggering impact of Hepatitis B in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. AAPIs make up approximately 5% of the US population, but comprise over 50% of Americans with chronic Hepatitis B.  This means approximately 1 in 12 AAPIs are living…

Perinatal Hepatitis B: What Every Mom Should Know

Corinna Dan

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday and then observe Women’s Health Week (May 13-19), it is an excellent opportunity to focus on actions that can be taken to improve the health and well-being of mothers and their infants. Since May is also Hepatitis Awareness Month, I would like to highlight perinatal hepatitis B transmission…