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Determining & Managing Hepatitis C Healthcare Costs

July 28th is World Hepatitis Day and in observance we want to spread awareness to our readership about this debilitating and costly health condition, as well as some newer areas of cost containment.

Currently, the CDC website states that an “HCV infection becomes chronic in approximately 75%–85% of cases.” This contrasts with Acute Hepatitis C, which is a short-term version of Hepatitis C that lasts 6 months and is typically cured naturally by the body. It’s important to note that Acute Hepatitis C is not the same as Chronic Hepatitis C and that improper diagnosis / HCV management can lead to catastrophic conditions – such as Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer and Liver Failure.

Tags: Healthcare Costs, Predictive Analytics, Care Management, HCV Management, Value-Based Payment Model, Accreditation, FDA, Health Plan, Self-Funded, Liver Failure, Liver Cancer, Cirrhosis, Sovaldi, Hepatitis Medications, Chronic Hepatitis C, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HCV, Hepatitis C, World Hepatitis Day, Hepatitis
Would Your Health Plan Pay for a Transplant with an HCV-Infected Organ?

Barbara Rutkowski, EdD, MSN, CCM - Vice President, Clinical Operations, Advanced Plan for Health and Yvonne Daugherty, VP of Development, Advanced Plan for Health

There are about 99,000 Americans listed for a transplant, some for many years. Unfortunately, about 4,800 die each year while they wait for their transplant. Not everyone is at the top of the transplant list nor do they have the remaining life and / or health to undergo the procedure if the wait is too long.

Expanding the available organ pool can save lives and reduce overall costs in many cases.

There is a relatively new source of organs available from deceased individuals infected with Hepatitis C (HCV-infected). These organs were formerly discarded, but they are now being utilized... 

Tags: Organ Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Heart Transplant, Dialysis, Kidney Dialysis, Hepatitis C, HCV Infected, Healthcare Costs, Health Plans, Liver Transplant, Viral Disease

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