Nutrition Business Journal

CAM Coverage May Cost Less Than Insurers Fear

Several questions will have to be answered before more insurers are tempted to embrace CAM as a covered benefit. Foremost is fear of the unknown costs that might be incurred. A study conducted by University of Washington researchers six years after the mandated inclusion of CAM benefits in Washington State suggested that this fear is unfounded.

Published in the July 2006 issue of American Journal of Managed Care, the study was conducted in Washington state where in 1983 all private h

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