Medicaid Managed Care for People with HIV and AIDS

While most people with Medicaid coverage must currently access Medicaid benefits through managed care plans, Medicaid beneficiaries with HIV/AIDS have had the option to enroll in a managed care plan or stay in regular "fee-for-service" Medicaid.

Beginning in October 1, 2011, most HIV+ Medicaid recipients in New York State will be required to join a Medicaid managed care plan. Individuals may request to stay in regular Medicaid if they qualify for another exemption (such as homelessness). This change is only for residents of mandatory counties.

HIV Special Needs Plans (SNPs)

Medicaid health plan choices for people living with HIV/AIDS