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DHS news release

Nov. 1, 2006

General contact: Bonnie Widerburg 971-673-1282
Program contact: Victor Fox, 971-673-0176

CAREAssist Advisory Group meets on Tuesday, Nov. 7

What: CAREAssist Advisory Group Meeting

When: Tuesday, Nov. 7, from 8:30 to 11:15 a.m.

Where: Room 125, Portland State Office Building, 800 N.E. Oregon St., Portland

8:30 a.m. Welcome, review CAREAssist Vision, announcements
9 a.m. Review and update on Medicare Modernization Act Part D Plan
9:20 a.m. Review CAREAssist utilization data
9:30 a.m. Trends and projections discussion, formulary changes
10 a.m. Budget review and legislative process update
10:30 a.m. Discuss CAREAssist quality management measures
11 a.m. Solicit input for future meeting schedules and content

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call Karen Smith at the Oregon Department of Human Services Public Health Division, 971-673-0084, at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Background: The CAREAssist Advisory Group was formed in 1991 to provide input to Oregon's Ryan White CARE Act Title II AIDS Drug Assistance Program. Members are appointed by the DHS HIV Client Services Program and represent grantees, state agencies, community partners and consumers of the services provided.