Current Trends in the Integration and Reimbursement of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Managed Care, Insurance Carriers, and Hospital Providers

@article{Pelletier1997CurrentTI,
  title={Current Trends in the Integration and Reimbursement of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Managed Care, Insurance Carriers, and Hospital Providers},
  author={Kenneth R. Pelletier and A Marie and M I Krasner and William L. Haskell},
  journal={American Journal of Health Promotion},
  year={1997},
  volume={12},
  pages={112 - 123}
}
Objectives. To assess the status of managed care and insurance coverage of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the integration of such services offered by hospitals. Methods. A literature review and information search was conducted to determine which insurers had special policies for CAM and which hospitals were offering CAM. Telephone interviews were conducted with a definitive sample of 18 insurers and a representative subsample of seven hospitals. Results. A majority of the… Expand
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