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UnitedHealthcare to start covering medical implant for sleep apnea

Starting August 1, UnitedHealthcare is covering a specific therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, a medical implant developed by Inspire Medical Systems. UnitedHealthcare’s policy will consider Inspire’s device to be medically necessary for the treatment of moderate to severe OSA when specified criteria are met–including a patient’s previous attempt at continuous positive airway pressure treatment and… Read More »

FDA Ends Months-Long FOIA Battle Over Medical Device Failures, Says Putting Database Online ‘Satisfies’ KHN Request

The Food and Drug Administration responded Wednesday to a Freedom of Information Act request filed months ago, noting that the information sought by Kaiser Health News “is now posted online.” KHN had filed a series of FOIA requests, beginning in September 2018, seeking hidden reports of malfunctions or injuries tied to scores of medical devices.… Read More »