A process whereby an individual who meets the Medicaid medical eligibility criteria, but has income that exceeds the financial eligibility ceiling, may "spend down" to eligibility level. The individual accomplishes spend-down by deducting accrued medically related expenses from countable income. Most State Medicaid programs offer an optional category of eligibility, the "medically needy" eligibility category, for these individuals.
- Browse Related Terms: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Capacity, Core Services, Early Intervention Services (EIS), Family Centered Care, Health Care for the Homeless Health Center, Health Centers, Home and Community Based Care, Medicaid Spend-down, Part B, Part C, Part D, Part F (SPNS) (Special Projects of National Significance), Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Act of 2009 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program), Service Gaps, Support Services, Unmet Need
A national HHS initiative that provides special resources to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and improve health outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS within communities of color. Enacted to address the disproportionate impact of the disease in such communities. Formerly referred to as the Congressional Black Caucus Initiative because of that body's leadership in its development.
- Browse Related Terms: Community Forum or Public Meeting, Comprehensive Planning, Continuous Quality Improvement, Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI), Needs Assessment, quality assurance (QA), Quality Improvement (QI), Request for Proposals (RFP), Statewide Coordinated Statement of Need (SCSN)
A person having multiple morbidities (e.g., substance abuse and HIV infection) (see co-morbidity).
- Browse Related Terms: AIDS Service Organization (ASO), Antiretroviral, Co-morbidity, Community-based Organization (CBO), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), High-Risk Insurance Pool, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART), Multiply Diagnosed, Opportunistic Infection (OI) or Opportunistic Condition, prophylaxis, Salvage Therapy