Insurers cut back on power morcellator coverage
Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 10:59 am by Williams Hart | Updated: Thursday, March 7th, 2019 at 5:07 pm
More and more health insurers are choosing to not to cover laparoscopic procedures involving power morcellators due to mounting concerns that the tool may spread undetected cancer in the uterus, a report by the Wall Street Journal stated on Thursday, April 2.
According to the report, several insurers covering approximately 93 million Americans in total are on the move to limit the coverage of the device. The fourth largest insurer in the country, for instance, has labeled procedures involving power morcellators as ‘not medically necessary,’ which means they would most likely be not covered by the company. Other companies are weighing the risks of limiting coverage due to other potentially dangerous alternatives to treat uterine fibroids like abdominal surgery.
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