State laws are increasing the number of people screened for HCV.
Mandating health care providers to offer hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening can increase screening rates and linkage to care among those with newly diagnosed infection, according to research published in the Sept. 29 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Noting that in 2014 New York enacted a law requiring health care providers to offer HCV antibody screening to those born from 1945 to 1965, Colleen A. Flanigan, R.N., from the New York State Department of Health in Albany, and colleagues used survey data from clinical laboratories and Medicaid claims and encounter data, as well as HCV surveillance data, to examine the number of individuals tested for HCV and linkage with care among those with newly diagnosed HCV infection.
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