ADAP Waiting List Update: 1,125 People in 7 States as of August 9
August 10, 2012
As of August 9, 2012, there were 1,125 individuals on AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists in seven (7) states. This is a 63 percent decrease from the 3,079 individuals on the April 2012 ADAP Watch. Twenty-one ADAPs, including seven with current waiting lists, have instituted additional cost-containment measures since April 1, 2009 (reported as of August 2, 2012). In addition, two ADAPs reported they are considering implementing new or additional cost-containment measures by the end of ADAPs current fiscal year (March 31, 2013).
ADAPs With Current or Anticipated Cost-Containment Measures, Including Waiting Lists, August 2012
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 seven states with ADAP waiting lists, four 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 seven states with ADAP waiting lists, three 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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