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Judge Rules That Florida Disease Management Program Serving 8,000 HIV/AIDS Patients Should Be Re-bid, Says AIDS Healthcare Foundation
Date:9/6/2007

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a press conference and teleconference today, Thursday, September 6th, at its AHF/Positive Healthcare State Headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale at 3:00 p.m. E.D.T. to announce the recommendation by a Florida administrative law judge in the ongoing dispute over the state's Medicaid HIV/AIDS disease management program that the contract be re-bid. The program, which was built and successfully administered by AHF/Positive Healthcare for the past eight years, provides care for nearly 8,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in the state. In May, a proposed change in vendors sparked statewide protests by Florida medical providers and HIV/AIDS patients who believe that the proposed changes to Florida's HIV/AIDS disease management program would jeopardize the care of thousands of patients.

What: Press Conference and Teleconference

Announcing recommendation by Florida administrative law

judge that the Medicaid HIV/AIDS Contract be Re-Bid

When: TODAY, Thursday, September 6, 2007

3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (12:00 a.m. Pacific)

Where: Ft. Lauderdale

AHF/Positive Healthcare State Headquarters

110 S.E. 6th Street, Suite 1960, Ft. Lauderdale FL 33301

(954)-522-3132

(in the Auto Nation building)

Teleconference: Dial-In Number: 1-877-807-5706; Participant Code: 533083

Who: Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Michael Kahane, Bureau Chief, Southern Region, AIDS

Healthcare Foundation

Donna Stidham, Chief of Managed Care, AIDS Healthcare

Foundation

Contacts:

Florida

Michael Kahane, Bureau Chief, Southern Region, AIDS

Healthcare Foundation

+1.786.863.9765 mobile +1.954.522.3132 office

Los Angeles

Ged Kenslea, AHF Communications Director

+1.323.791.5526 mobile +1.323.860.5225 office

Lori Yeghiayan, AHF Associate Director of Communications

+1.323.377.4312 mobile +1.323.860.5227 work


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