Analysis Finds HPV Vaccinations for At-Risk Populations Covered By Majority of Medicaid Plans

November 11, 2022

A paper published in JAMA Dermatology late last month found that HPV vaccinations are covered for most people on Medicaid plans, including people with dermatological conditions that put them at-risk for negative health outcomes from HPV infections. The researchers looked at late-2021 data covering Medicaid plans in every US state.

According to Matthew Gavidia, “Overall, HPV vaccination was covered in 43 states (86%) through age 45 years without the need for PA, with PA being required by 4 states (Ohio, Maine, Nebraska, and New York) for adults over the age of 26 years. Mississippi did not provide coverage to adults older than 26 years. Based on findings, researchers said that such widespread coverage should assist dermatologists as they recommend vaccination to adults at high risk and facilitate the incorporation of HPV vaccination into disease-specific management guidelines. But state Medicaid policies may change over time, they cautioned.”

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(Source: AJMC, November 9th, 2022)

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