Even With Relaxed Rules, Few On Medi-Cal Are Getting Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs
Of the estimated 250,000 Medi-Cal members with hepatitis C, just 6,460 received hepatitis C drugs between December 31, 2013 and March 31 of this year, according to the Department of Health Care Services.
New Medi-Cal Rules Ease Access To Hepatitis C Drugs
California’s revised eligibility rules for hepatitis C drugs appear to be easing Medi-Cal patients’ access to the highly effective medications, according to state data. Yet even with the relaxed guidelines, the vast majority of those on Medi-Cal with hepatitis C still aren't getting the costly drugs, state health officials say. (Plevin, 6/6)