Aetna's Ed Pezalla; tougher to control IP than OP usage

August 2013
Medical Device Daily;8/22/2013, Vol. 17 Issue 162, p1
The article offers insights from Ed Pezalla, chief pharmacy officer for health insurer Aetna, on hospital billing for device cost. He explains the problems associated with paying for devices are not novel but require an extra payment for an advanced iteration of the device. He also points out the coding issues raised by device use. He argues that direct billing from the device maker would make it more easier for insurers to determine whether additional payment for a device is needed.


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