‘Long COVID’ Presents Big Challenges for Health Plans, Patients

As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, the issue of “long COVID” is becoming increasingly visible — posing thorny challenges not only for the patients suffering from it but also health care providers, payers and policymakers alike.

Known clinically as post-acute sequelae of COVID-19, long COVID can be characterized by a slew of different symptoms, including neurologic, behavioral and cardiopulmonary ones. In addition to the often-debilitating symptoms associated with long COVID, patients with this condition may face the added burden of struggling to get their treatment covered.

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Leslie Small

Leslie has been reporting and editing in various journalism roles for nearly a decade. Most recently, she was the senior editor of FierceHealthPayer, an e-newsletter covering the health insurance industry. A graduate of Penn State University, she previously served in editing roles at newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Colorado.

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