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Ramsell Partners With Arizona Department of Health Services to Expand Medication Access to HIV/AIDS Patients

February 28, 2013

The Arizona Department of Health Services has contracted with Ramsell, a corporation that specializes in pharmacy-benefit management, to provide access to HIV/AIDS medications to the more than 850 HIV-infected patients who are eligible for the Arizona AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). ADAP serves low-income, HIV-infected patients who have little or no insurance or Medicaid coverage.

In addition to providing ADAP pharmacy management services, Ramsell also will manage the Arizona ADAP Assist Program, which is open to "current Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) enrollees." Arizona residents eligible for PCIP include those who have not had health insurance for at least six months, people with a pre-existing condition, or individuals who have been denied insurance coverage because of a medical condition. PCIP benefits include premium, medication, and medical services co-pays.

Ramsell, which also manages six other state ADAPs, developed a network of 400 Arizona pharmacies to improve Arizona ADAP-covered patients' access to HIV/AIDS medications.

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Adapted from:
02.26.2013; Michael Woo

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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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2014 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report (PDF)
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