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Aetna to cover cost of coronavirus hospital treatment for many members

March 25, 2020 / By Tami Luhby, CNN

(CNN) – Many Aetna policyholders will not have to pay for coronavirus treatment if they are hospitalized, the insurer announced Wednesday.

The cost of treatment, which could run hundreds or thousands of dollars, has emerged as a major concern, as Americans fill hospitals nationwide after falling ill with coronavirus. Many insurers, including Aetna, have agreed to waive the cost of testing for many members to encourage people to get checked out if they feel sick.

But Aetna, part of CVS Health and among the nation’s largest insurers, is one of the first to cover the cost of treatment for certain members as well, which is a significant step.

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Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a medical device sales leader with extensive clinical experience in spine and biologics and a nationwide distribution network built over the last 10+ years in the industry. He has held various leadership positions in healthcare and device including Distributor Partner, Hospital COO and Spine VP of Sales. He currently leads the commercialization strategy for OrthoSpine Partners and is a Distributor Principal at Novel Medical. Because of his unique career path, Mike has the ability to see the healthcare business from multiple perspectives making him passionate about building strategic partnerships that help reduce overall costs, drive innovation, and cultivate growth for new markets.

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