Have your patients been screened for HIV recently?
In 2014, 54 percent of U.S. adults had never been tested for the disease, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, even though one preventive HIV screening is covered each year under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, and many insurance plans.
Make HIV testing a routine part of your practice.
The Texas Medical Association’s new webinar HIV Screening: It’s Every Physician’s Job offers the latest screening techniques, and information on prevention with Pre/Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP/PEP). It includes tips on how you can get paid for screening your patients.
The program also covers:
- Texas law regarding informed consent, face-to-face notification, counseling for HIV-positive patients, and state reporting requirements;
- Techniques for patient conversations when a patient declines testing, or on required notification and disclosure of positive test results;
- The role of Department of State Health Services disease intervention specialists in notification and public health follow-up with HIV-positive patients; and
- Provider referral lists and other public health resources and support for physicians and patients.
You can watch the webinar whenever and wherever you want.
As with most of TMA’s CME programs, HIV Screening: It’s Every Physician’s Job is free for TMA members and their practice staff, thanks to a generous sponsorship by the TMA Insurance Trust.
Last Updated On
March 21, 2019