Hosted by Laura Cheever, MD (Associate Director), Polly Ross, MD (Director), and Lynn Wegman, MPA (Deputy Director), the main two questions they wanted addressed on the call were:
1) What Part D services need to be included in the FOA, and
2) Documentation of service need.
It was made clear on the call that the "consolidated" program was going to more closely resemble Ryan White Part C than D, including the 75/25 requirement that does not currently apply to Part D. Vigorous discussion were held both days, and advocates involved in Part D advocacy attended both calls. The unclear, disappointing outcome only solidified the importance of pressing forward with our fight to #SaveRyanWhitePartD!
Slides from the webinars will be publicly available next week, and we will post them on our website.
Feedback/questions/comments about the elimination/consolidation proposal can be sent to the following email address: RWP2015PartCProposal@hrsa.gov
Advocates from the 30 for 30 Campaign plan to schedule a follow-up meeting with HRSA at AIDS Watch next week to address Part D's elimination in a more assertive manner. Stay tuned for details!