Closing a Healthcare Gap: Medicare Finally Covers Hepatitis B Testing in At-risk Seniors
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Closing a Healthcare Gap: Medicare Finally Covers Hepatitis B Testing in At-risk Seniors

By Christine Kukka

Medicare insurance pays for seniors to get vaccinated against hepatitis B, but it doesn’t cover testing to find out if they’re infected and need life-saving treatment. The federal government is now poised to close this glaring healthcare gap that prevents at-risk seniors from getting screened for hepatitis B. Last week, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services proposed to cover hepatitis B testing in seniors age 65 and older who may be at risk of the liver infection. …More


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