Lab Tests Are Most Common Claim Denied by Medicare

Medicare Advantage coverage denials by Aetna, the health insurance division of CVS Health Corp., totaled $416 million between 2014 and 2019, according to a new report published in the journal Health Affairs by researchers from CVS, the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University. During that period, 1.4% of services, which would have added up to 0.68% of total spending, were denied.

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Peter Johnson

Peter has been a reporter for nearly a decade. Before joining AIS Health, Peter covered a wide variety of topics in his hometown of Seattle, where he continues to live. Peter’s work has appeared in publications including The Atlantic and The Stranger. Peter attended Colby College.

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