TITLE

Debating Medical Necessity

AUTHOR(S)
MASTERSON, LES
PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Dec2009, Vol. 12 Issue 12, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the effect of health insurance mandates on health costs. The Council for Affordable Health Insurance reported that in 2009, there were about 2,133 mandates covering specific services and types of providers in the U.S. and added that most of these add less than 1% to health premiums but can add up 10% to costs. The Autism Society of America estimates that autism care can reach 5 million U.S. dollars over a lifetime as most American states now have an autism mandate that features a comprehensive autism insurance reform.
ACCESSION #
45587674

 

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