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New law in NY state: Oral chemotherapy must be covered same as IV!


Posted on: 01/01/2012

New law in NY state: Oral chemotherapy must be covered same as IV!

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 http://www.stargazette.com/article/20111231/NEWS01/112310352/New-York-s-New-Laws-variety-Albany-directives-begin-2012?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE

For cancer patients, a separate law is aimed at improving insurance coverage for treatment. As of today, health-insurance companies are required to cover orally administered chemotherapy treatment, a move advocates said will reduce the number of hospital trips for cancer patients by allowing them to opt for a pill over an injection.

The law requires health insurers to cover the oral medications at a cost equal to that of intravenous chemotherapy treatments.

 


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