Cigna has been violating the Affordable Care Act and discriminating against its members with HIV/AIDS by requiring those individuals to get medications from its mail-order pharmacy, according to a class action lawsuit filed by Consumer Watchdog.
Three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) have filed a lawsuit against the nation's largest provider of medical care for HIV and AIDs, alleging violations of the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute.
Consumers who purchased public health insurance exchange plans used more medications, especially for treating hepatitis C and HIV, than individuals enrolled in commercial plans, according to a new report from pharmacy benefits manager Prime Therapeutics.
When it comes to specialty drugs--namely, prescriptions to treat diseases such as HIV, cancer and multiple sclerosis--certain exchange plans place these costly drugs on the highest drug tier, according to a new analysis from Avalere Health.
Cigna Corp. will redesign the HIV prescription drug benefits on its exchange plans sold in Florida next year in response to a complaint accusing the company--and three others--of discriminating against customers with HIV and AIDS, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Medicare Part D overpaid for HIV drugs claimed on behalf of 158 deceased beneficiaries in 2012, an Office of Inspector General study found. And in another HIV and AIDS-related development, the government settled a lawsuit against Columbia University and an affiliate alleging that Columbia submitted false claims linked to federal grants obtained to fund AIDS and HIV-related work,the Department of Justice announced.
Consumers who enrolled in plans sold on the health insurance exchanges are 59 percent more likely to use pricey specialty drugs, particularly medications that treat HIV and hepatitis C, than people with employer-based coverage, according to a new study from Express Scripts.