Hepatitis C

Has Louisiana Cracked The Code to Treating Hepatitis C?

Nov 14, 2019
State of Louisiana Division of Administration

Louisiana isn't usually considered a trailblazer when it comes to public health policy, but the state's novel plan to treat and cure the vast majority of Hepatitis C cases through an innovative payment structure is being closely watched by other states and health officials around the world.

Louisiana has struck a deal with a pharmaceutical company to provide Hepatitis C treatment to the state's Medicaid patients and prisoners.

Eileen Fleming / WWNO

Doctors at the CrescentCare health clinic in New Orleans say a novel treatment plan for Hepatitis C patients could help thousands of residents in need.