Managed Care Inconsistent in Its Contraceptives Plans
Muirhead, Greg, Drug Topics
Although about 90% of all health maintenance organizations now provide some form of coverage of "reversible" contraceptives for their patients' use, practically speaking, that coverage varies widely from HMO to HMO.
That was the word from Jacqueline Koenig, a researcher at Princeton University's Office of Population Research. She spoke recently at a conference on women's health issues, sponsored by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories and held at the company's Princeton, N.J.-based research facility. She noted that while some plans cover contraceptives as a regular part of their drug benefit, others may argue that contraceptives are not medically necessary.
Koenig pointed out that …
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Publication information: Article title: Managed Care Inconsistent in Its Contraceptives Plans. Contributors: Muirhead, Greg - Author. Magazine title: Drug Topics. Volume: 139. Issue: 20 Publication date: October 23, 1995. Page number: 43. © Advanstar Communications, Inc. Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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