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    11/18/2013

    HIVMA Comments on LGBT Research Committee Report

    HIVMA weighed in with public comments on the NIH’s proposed strategic plan for a trans-NIG research agenda on identifying and addressing the health needs of the LGBT population.
    12/17/2012

    HIVMA Comments on USPSTF HIV Screening

    In a letter to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), HIVMA applauded the panel’s draft updated “Grade A” recommendation that clinicians screen everyone between the ages of 15 and 65, all pregnant women, and younger adolescents and older adults who are at higher risk for HIV infection. HIVMA’s comments note that if adopted and effectively implemented, this move will represent a monumental step forward in identifying the nearly 20 percent of individuals infected with HIV in this country that are undiagnosed and connecting them with lifesaving HIV care and treatment.

     

    11/01/2012

    HIVMA’s Public Comments on the National Quality Forum’s NQF’s Draft 2012 ID Measures Report

    HIVMA Board of Directors Chair Michael Horberg, MD, MAS, FIDSA, submitted public comments on behalf of HIVMA on the National Quality Forum’s (NQF’s) Draft Report on “Infectious Disease Consensus Standards Endorsement Maintenance 2012.” HIVMA’s comments urge NQF to play an active role in ensuring that the final endorsed HIV and related clinical quality measures are harmonized and streamlined across federal government agencies and programs, as well as between public and private payors and practice settings.
    06/12/2012

    HIV Infected Organ Donation

    Federal Law Should Allow Clinical Research on the Safety and Effectiveness of HIV-Infected‐to‐HIV‐Infected Organ Transplantation:  A change in policy is necessary to support medical progress and allow for research to fully evaluate HIV-infected organ donation to HIV‐infected patients.
    05/01/2012

    Comments on Medication Adherence in Adults with Chronic Conditions

    HIVMA weighed in on the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS’s) April 5, 2012 “Request for Information on Prescription Medication Adherence” to share lessons learned from the field of  HIV medicine that can inform strategies to improve medication adherence in adults with chronic conditions.
    10/31/2011

    CMS Proposal to Improve Part D Drug Utilization Controls for Antiretrovirals

    HIVMA sent a letter (PDF) to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) raising concerns about a proposal to implement beneficiary-level controls to prevent overutilization of antiretrovirals under Medicare Part D.
    10/26/2011

    HIVMA Common Rule Comments

    HIVMA Comments on Human Subjects Research Protections: Enhancing Protections for Research Subjects and Reducing Burden, Delay, and Ambiguity for Investigators (Docket ID Number HHS-OPHS-2011-0005)
    09/20/2011

    Policy Statement on HIV Infected Organ Transplantation

    Federal Law Should Allow Clinical Research on the Safety and Effectiveness of HIV-Infected‐to‐HIV‐Infected Organ Transplantation:  A change in policy is necessary to support medical progress and allow for research to fully evaluate HIV-infected organ donation to HIV‐infected patients.
    08/03/2011

    Joint Statement on Implementation of the Debt Ceiling Agreement

    HIV Medicine Association and the Ryan White Medical Providers Coalition released a joint statment urging members of Congress to consider the human impact of the funding and policy decisions that they will be making in the coming months.
    07/28/2011

    Expanding Patient Access to Non-Physician Medicaid Providers

    In a letter to Senator Daniel Inouye, HIVMA Board Chair Kathleen Squires, MD expressed HIVMA's support and endorsement of his bill, the "Medicaid Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants Access Act of 2011" (S.56).

 

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