The ADAP Watch
November 18, 2011
As of November 17, 2011, there were 6,595 individuals on AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists in 12 states. This is a 28 percent decrease from the 9,217 individuals on the August 2011 ADAP Watch. Eighteen ADAPs, including 9 with current waiting lists, have instituted additional cost-containment measures since April 1, 2009 (reported as of November 9, 2011). In addition, 10 ADAPs, including two with current waiting lists, reported they are considering implementing new or additional cost-containment measures by the end of ADAP's current fiscal year (March 31, 2012).
ADAPs With Current or Anticipated Cost-Containment Measures, Including Waiting Lists, November 2011
Waiting List Organization: An ADAP waiting list using a first-come, first-served model is structured to place any individual applying to ADAP on the waiting list in order of receipt of a completed enrollment application and eligibility confirmation. Of the 12 states with ADAP waiting lists, six ADAPs utilize a first-come, first-served model for prioritizing clients.
An ADAP waiting list using a medical criteria model is structured based on a hierarchical criteria typically established by the state based on recommendations from its ADAP Advisory Committee. Of the 12 states with ADAP waiting lists, five ADAPs utilize a medical criteria model for prioritizing clients.
One ADAP utilizes an income criteria model to prioritize clients on their waiting list.
This article was provided by National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. Visit NASTAD's website to find out more about their activities and publications.
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