Designated AIDS Centers (DACs)

The NYSDOH AIDS Institute established the Designated AIDS Center model about 20 years ago.  It essentially provided enhanced reimbursement for outpatient HIV Primary and per diem rates for inpatient care.  Hospitals contracted with the State to receive these rates and were required to meet staffing levels and quality standards for the multidisciplinary care of those …

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Comparison of Fee-for-Service, Mainstream Managed Care and HIV Special Needs Plans (SNPs) Shows Better Quality in Managed Care

There are currently three delivery system options that New York City Medicaid beneficiaries with HIV may choose: the fee-for-service system, mainstream managed care plans or HIV SNPs. The Department of Health designed a study to determine how the three delivery systems compared on a variety of quality of care and service utilization measures. Preliminary results …

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