CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A recent supplement from The American Journal of Managed Care® (AJMC®), the leading multimedia peer-reviewed journal dedicated to issues in managed care, included a study on the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and the impact of antiviral use on healthcare costs.
In the supplement, industry experts assess the burden of chronic HCV infection and estimate the impact of interferon-free direct-acting antiviral treatment on healthcare costs in Medicaid.
The study was carried out by M. Christopher Roebuck, PhD, chief executive officer of RxEconomics LLC, and Joshua N. Liberman, PhD, chief operating officer of Health Analytics LLC. According to the results of the study: “Annual per-person Medicaid healthcare costs attributed to HCV infection were estimated to range from $10,561 for noncirrhotic disabled adults to $46,263 for nondisabled adults with end-stage liver disease. The costs were due mainly to inpatient hospitalizations and outpatient hospital visits, prescription drug utilization, outpatient physician’s office/clinic visits, and laboratory tests.”
This observational study explores claims from Medicaid that estimate the annual and cumulative effect of these curative medications on national Medicaid costs from 2013 through 2022.
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