The ADAP Watch
April 20, 2012
As of April 19, 2012, there were 3,079 individuals on AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists in 10 states. This is a 25 percent decrease from the 4,118 individuals on the February 2012 ADAP Watch. Seventeen ADAPs, including seven with current waiting lists, have instituted additional cost-containment measures since April 1, 2009 (reported as of April 11, 2012). In addition, five ADAPs, including one with a current waiting list, reported they are considering implementing new or additional cost-containment measures by the end of ADAP's current fiscal year (March 31, 2013).
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 10 states with ADAP waiting lists, five ADAPs utilize a first-come, first-served model for prioritizing clients to join the active client roll.
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 10 states with ADAP waiting lists, six ADAPs utilize a medical criteria model for prioritizing clients to join the active client roll.
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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