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A Snapshot of Hepatitis C in Colorado

May 2016


Consumers, Researchers, Population Health, Medicaid, Health Reform


Utilization, Health, Commercial, Medicaid, Medicare


Cari Frank

This report from the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC) finds that most Coloradans with the Hepatitis C virus are not being treated for what can be a serious, long-term chronic liver infection. The analysis also found that in spite of availability of new revolutionary drugs, 89 percent of Coloradans in with Hepatitis C did not receive any treatment for their condition. The study analyzed claims data from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD) for the commercially insured (excluding those on self-insured plans), Medicaid and Medicare Advantage members in 2013 and 2014.