“Navigating Insurance Coverage Expansion (NICE)”
The purpose of this research is to measure the effectiveness of an in-person assistance intervention on successful insurance enrollment, types of insurance coverage, rates of linkage to and retention in HIV-related health care, referrals to other HIV-associated health services, and health outcomes. The study population is Black and Hispanic men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons who are at higher risk for HIV. The study team will be testing the hypotheses that in-person health insurance enrollment assistance results in positive outcomes with regard to linkage to and retention in HIV-related health care. Analyses will be used to assess the efficacy of the intervention as an emerging practice.
Behavioral - NICE Intervention
Subjects enrolled in the intervention arm will be offered assistance in enrolling in healthcare coverage and provided assistance on where they can go for care immediately. Subjects will be followed for 1 year and information including lab tests and insurance coverage status will be collected. This information will be collected from medical record review.
Navigating Insurance Coverage Expansion (NICE): A Collaboration to Increase Access to Care for Black and Hispanic Men Who Have Sex With Men and Transgender Persons