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First Opinion: Lives Hang In The Balance As Health Insurers Drag Their Feet On Coverage Appeals

(STAT) Feb 13, 2018 - Health insurers in the United States “keep on giving” when it comes to dishing out outrage to Americans who have already been battered by their denials for coverage.

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Winston Wong, PharmD (Posted: February 19, 2018)

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I lived through and was part of the payer process for many years. It is not a perfect system. It is a system developed for population health management. Unfortunately, the process for those falling outside of the population is not a smooth process. I venture to say that the time frame referred to here was a couple of years ago when genomic signatures were still up and coming. The mere fact that it was paid for is notable. Unfortunately, dealing with the results is not notable. Hopefully today, the test are more readily paid for and the results are believed.

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