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Nearly Half of Hepatitis C Patients on Medicaid Denied Coverage for Life-Saving Drugs, Researchers Report

Posted on November 30, 2015

Blog: National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO)

New research from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine shows that 50% of Medicaid patients infected with chronic hepatitis C were denied coverage of newer, life-saving antiviral drugs prescribed by their doctors. Explanations included that the therapies were not considered “a medical necessity,” the patients had tested positive for alcohol/drugs, and other reasons. Researchers analyzed […]

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