Nico Alvarez – Vice President of Client Services
Nico and Steph chat about the Ryan White Program.
Over the past year, as the state administrator for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, LIBERTY Dental Plan of Nevada (LIBERTY) has provided dental services to 1,100 patients at minimal to no cost.
The groundbreaking, national program provides services and offers grant funding to states, cities and community-based organizations to provide care and treatment services to more than half the people in the country who have been diagnosed with HIV to improve health and reduce transmission amongst hard-to-reach populations.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS program is the largest federally funded care and treatment service program for individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS. The program assists individuals who are uninsured or underinsured in obtaining HIV medication and primary medical and supportive care. As the dental benefits administrator, LIBERTY ensures members receive access to quality care throughout the state and ensures that those in the program can maintain their oral health without facing a financial burden.
To achieve this, LIBERTY works with and educates a network of dentists to deliver preventive and emergent care for all Ryan White members.
Serving Nevada communities for more than ten years, LIBERTY also became the State’s first Medicaid Dental Program administrator for oral healthcare in late 2017, providing dental services to the states most vulnerable residents. Currently, LIBERTY serves over 600,000 Medicaid and commercial Silver State members.