The Study of Medicaid and Ryan White Program Coordination: Where Does the Responsibility Lie?

October 16, 2004

This paper seeks to identify specific strengths and weaknesses in the current interactions and collaborations between the Ryan White and Medicaid programs. Program overviews are provided to illustrate the various service delivery and financing models for HIV/AIDS care currently being employed by these programs. 

A survey was administered to consumers, case managers, and nurse care managers in order to gain a practice-level perspective of the program and systems levels.  Recommendations based on this research are then given for the Department of Health, the Agency for Health Care Administration, and the Ryan White grantees to address weaknesses found in HIV/AIDS service delivery, financing models, and for improving cross program and interagency coordination toward the development of a long-term, sustainable, and cost-effective system of care for persons living with HIV in Florida.

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