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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Creighton University School of Law

Friday, July 15, 2005

When Insurers Refuse to Cover FDA-Approved Devices

There was a good article on the business (and patient) implications when insurers (public or private) refuse to cover (usually expensive) medical devices despite the FDA's marketing approval.  See Barnaby J. Feder, "When F.D.A. Says Yes, but Insurers Say No," July 6, 2005. The result of such decisions by insurers is that employees with "good health insurance" may find themselve effectively uninsured for 10's of thousands of dollars worth of device costs.  [tm]

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