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Maryland Department of Health (MDH)
Behavioral Health Administration
Maryland Medicaid Programs
Drug Assistance Program
ensures that people living with HIV/AIDS in Maryland have access to the medication they need to stay healthy.
is a statewide program and is funded primarily through the
Ryan White CARE Act
pays for medications for eligible clients with no insurance and helps clients with insurance by paying for eligible co-pay and deductible costs so they
can get their medication. The list of medicines
) includes a wide range of
medications used to treat HIV infection, opportunistic infections, and complications of HIV infection or related conditions, including all anti-retroviral therapies approved by
th e U.S. Food and Drug Administration
The Prevention and Health Promotion Admin (PHPA) administers MADAP, which currently serves on average 5,900 clients each month. Clients approved for MADAP must re-apply for the program annually, and also confirm continued eligibility at 6 months. See the MADAP Semiannual Verification
(SVN). Clients enrolled in MADAP can use MADAP to receive their medications at any of the approximately 1,636 pharmacies that accept Maryland Medical Assistance (Medicaid).
To qualify for MADAP services, a person must meet the following criteria:
Be diagnosed as having HIV;
Qualify financially (anticipated gross annual household income must be at or below 500 percent of the
current federal poverty
level for the size of the legal household);
Be a resident of Maryland;
Not be eligible for
Maryland Medical Assistance
Submit a complete
with required documentation.
All complete MADAP applications are reviewed and processed to determine eligibility. Eligibility determinations for complete applications are made within 5 business days of receipt. If a client needs medications immediately, MADAP has 2 programs for short-term assistance. See our
page for our TAP and Urgent MADAP applications.
Pharmacies requiring information on claims processing can learn more at MADAP's pharmacy benefit manager
MADAP requires prior authorization for certain medications. Prescribing Providers can use one of the following forms to request Prior Authorization for:
Continuation of Hep-C Therapy
For more information on the MADAP program, please call 410-767-6535 or
1-800-205-6308 between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM (EST) Monday through Friday.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464
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