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MRC-005: Coverage of Pharmaceuticals

Coverage of Pharmaceuticals, Outpatient Medical Equipment and Outpatient Ancillary Services: The Wisconsin Medical Society believes that all insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, should provide coverage of pharmaceuticals for outpatient treatment where overall savings would be achieved versus prolonged inpatient care. The Society believes that providing outpatient coverage for pharmaceuticals, outpatient medical equipment and outpatient ancillary services will help minimize societal costs and help alleviate an unnecessarily large financial burden on individual patients. (HOD, 0418)