US : Health Insurer to Stop Covering Uterine Procedure

August 3, 2014 10:44 AM

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US : Health Insurer to Stop Covering Uterine Procedure

A health insurer with 5.2 million customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware said Saturday it will stop covering a procedure that uses a gynecological surgical tool that can spread cancer.

Highmark, Inc., which is one of the largest Blue CrossBlue Shield plans in the country, said it would stop coverage in its entire service area on Sept. 1 for laparoscopic power morcellation. In the procedure, a bladed device is used to cut up common uterine masses called fibroids, often in hysterect...

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