Health plans restricting compounded drug payment

Paul, Reid
July 2007
Drug Topics;7/23/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 14, p46
Trade Publication
The article reports that the reimbursement opportunities for compounded medications are decreasing in the U.S. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services considers all compounded inhaled medications not medically necessary effective July 2007. Moreover, Aetna and Blue Cross Blue Shield have each taken steps to limit the number of compounded medications that they cover. Aetna will no longer cover bioidentical hormones and thyroid compounded drugs, but will still cover other compounded medications, starting in October 2007.


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