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May 2015
CLINICAL PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Medicare to Cover Routine HIV Screening
In an important step forward for widespread implementation of routine HIV screening, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announced  that Medicare will now cover routine HIV testing for its beneficiaries.  Medicare has previously covered HIV testing only for people who are at increased risk of HIV infection and for pregnant women. HIVMA and IDSA advocated for CMS to make this change to bring Medicare’s coverage in line with other payers so that Medicare beneficiaries with HIV can be identified and connected to care and treatment earlier. Under the Affordable Care Act, routine HIV screening is now covered at no cost to enrollees by most health plans and under the Medicaid expansion coverage. 


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