HIV Healthcare Reform Task Force

Vision

The San Francisco Health Care Reform Task Force envisions a system of care that identifies, engages, and retains people living with HIV and at-risk for HIV in high-quality, comprehensive services that support their overall health and well-being.

Mission

To plan for the secure and safe transition of San Franciscans –living with HIV and HIV prevention and care providers –from currently funded HIV care and prevention services into broader systems of care while retaining comprehensive, quality and co-located prevention and care services.

Purpose

The purpose of the Task Force is to develop recommendations for a transition plan that accomplishes the following:

  • Minimizes disruption in client care and ensures access to all essential HIV care services by filling gaps in affordability of services, eligibility and scope of benefit;
  • Prepares community-based HIV health service providers to fully integrate into broader healthcare systems and plan for changes (e.g., reimbursement rates and billing procedures); and
  • Prepares the broader health care system to deal with the integration of high-utilization, highcost clients living with HIV into care.

Objectives

  • By June 30, 2013, research models for integration of HIV services that ensure access to care for individuals with HIV/AIDS.
  • By August 31, 2013, create recommendations for a re-envisioned local system of care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and draft policy recommendations for local stakeholders.
  • By August 31, 2013, create recommendations for a re-envisioned local system of care for persons living with HIV/AIDS and draft policy recommendations for local stakeholders.
  • By December 31, 2013, submit final recommendations for re-envisioned San Francisco system of care for Ryan White-funded services to the Mayor’s Office, Board of Supervisors, and other key stakeholders such as the HIV Services Planning Council and the HIV Prevention Council.
  • By December 31, 2013, describe whether the integration strategy advances population health, reduces the per capita cost of cost, and improves care for patients, and describe the data used for this analysis.
  • By December 31, 2013, work with Blue Shield of California Foundation to identify, publish and disseminate lessons learned about the integration strategy, including lessons learned, if any, about payment structure that facilitate or are necessary to support the integration strategy.

 

Healthcare Reform Consumer Community Forums

December Consumer Forum Flyer

All Consumer Forums’ Flyer

 

For more information or to receive updates from the Task Force, please contactsfhivhealthreform@gmail.com

2012 Meeting Minutes

2013 Meeting Minutes

 

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