Enhancing Provider and Patient Engagement and Education: Medicaid Strategies to Deliver PrEP Intervention Services
The second of two white papers produced by the Medicaid Strategies to Implement Comprehensive Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Clinical Care Services project, this paper identifies educational resources and operational support tools that experts report would be most helpful in promoting engagement. It reviews potential uses of Medicaid claims data as well as discusses Medicaid benefits that may promote provider and patient engagement.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a highly effective HIV prevention intervention that is dramatically underused, with one recent analysis suggesting that fewer than 1 in 10 people with indications for PrEP in the U.S. are receiving it. As a part of the Medicaid Strategies to Implement Comprehensive PrEP Clinical Care Services project, this white paper describes further ways to leverage the Medicaid program to engage patients and providers in accessing PrEP and utilizing the full suite of recommended PrEP clinical services.
A companion white paper identifies Medicaid benefits and financing mechanisms that could be used to improve uptake and comprehensive delivery of PrEP medication and clinical care.