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Webcast: What’s Next? The ACA and Ryan White in a Post-Enrollment Environment

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On Thursday, April 17, 2014, HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will co-host a webcast, “What’s Next? The Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in a Post-Enrollment Environment.” The webcast is scheduled for 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EDT) and will review steps to take in working…

Conversations from CROI 2014: Dr. Deborah Persaud Discusses Cases of Two HIV Positive Infants in Remission after Very Early Treatment

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Among the stories making headlines from the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston this week was the next chapter in the story of the Mississippi baby whose case Dr. Deborah Persaud shared at last year’s conference. This year, she and her colleagues shared an update on the status of that child…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Final Highlights from CROI 2014

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As the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  drew to a close in Boston, Dr. Ron Valdiserri asked National Institutes of Health’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach to share some final thoughts on highlights of the scientific advances presented there and how they will support efforts to improve outcomes along the HIV continuum of care. In…

NIH’s Dr. Carl Dieffenbach Shares Highlights from CROI 2014 – March 4

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Yesterday, March 4, was the first full day of the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)  in Boston. Over 4,000 HIV/AIDS research leaders from 85 countries are gathered at the annual scientific meeting discussing their work to understand, prevent, and treat HIV/AIDS and related infectious diseases. We’ve invited our colleague Dr. Carl Dieffenbach to…

CMS Issues Clarification Regarding Third Party Payment of Premiums

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On November 4, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a frequently asked question (FAQ) [PDF 112 KB] related to third-party payments of premiums for qualified health plans (QHPs) in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since then, questions have arisen whether this FAQ applies to payments of premiums and cost sharing made on behalf of…

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Seeks Comment on its Draft Recommendation Statement on Hepatitis B Screening for High-Risk Adults

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This week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  (USPSTF) issued its draft recommendation statement pertaining to hepatitis B screening, recommending screening people who are at high risk for hepatitis B infection. Before finalizing the recommendation, the USPSTF is inviting public comments on the draft statement until March 10, 2014. The Task Force is an independent group…

The Affordable Care Act Resources Round-Up

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During his State of the Union speech this week, President Obama asked every American who knows someone without health insurance to help them get covered by March 31st, when open enrollment ends. You can shop for plans and sign up for coverage online at HealthCare.gov, by phone at 1-800-318-2596, by mail, or directly through an…

Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) Coverage Extension

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Editor’s Note: We are sharing the following announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that individuals currently enrolled in the federally-run Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) who have not yet found new health insurance coverage can maintain their PCIP coverage until March 31, 2014. PCIPs were originally set to expire on December…