The mission of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services is to meet the health care needs of persons living with HIV disease by funding primary health care and support services to get people into medical care and help them stay in care. This accomplished through funding of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act (authorized by the Health Resources and Services Administration) and the AIDS Housing Opportunity Act (authorized by the Department of Housing and Urban Development).
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Part B ProgramSince 1993, the HIV/AIDS Program of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has collected data on persons served by the Nebraska Ryan White Part B Program (RWHAP Part B). To be eligible for RWHAP Part B services: a person must have HIV or AIDS, be a resident of Nebraska (citizenship status is not a qualifying factor for eligibility), and have an income that is equal to or less than 400% of the current year's federal poverty level.
RWHAP Part B services include core medical services: medical case management, AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), early intervention, mental health, medical visit copay and deductible, oral health care, and substance abuse outpatient services; and support services: minority outreach, emergency financial assistance, medical transportation, food bank and home delivered meals, housing, linguistics, non-medical case management, and psychosocial support services.
Nebraska Care and Treatment Services for HIV+ Consumers
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is a core medical service provided under Ryan White CARE Act funding. ADAP provides medication full coverage, copayment, and/or deductible assistance for FDA-approved HIV-related and program-approved over-the-counter (OTC) prescription drugs to eligible program consumers living with HIV/AIDS who are uninsured and underinsured. Nebraska's RWHAP Part B ADAP Health Insurance Premium (ADAP HIP) assistance also provides medical and dental insurance assistance to qualifying insured persons living with HIV/AIDS who are unable to pay for their premiums, medical appointment copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. The plan must provide access to antiretroviral (ARV) therapies and drug formularies that are comparable to the State's formulary.
The Nebraska RWHAP Part B ADAP has an open formulary for both Copay and Standard (uninsured) ADAP consumers. This is subject to change based on funding levels.
Please note that ADAP does not cover the following:
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The Nebraska Ryan White AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) has an open formulary for both Copay and Standard (non-insured) ADAP Members. This is subject to change based on funding levels. Please note that ADAP does not cover the following:
Nebraska Medicare Part D & Ryan White The Nebraska Ryan White Program also offers HIV Case Management. Eligibility for services is 400% of the Federal Poverty Level. To receive services, clients must be enrolled through case management. Required documents include proof of HIV status, proof of income, and other federally required documentation.
You must access case management services through the Nebraska AIDS Project (NAP). Call NAP at (800) 782-2437 or (402) 552-9260.