Emory University officials have confidence in their own cancer-fighting facilities, and believe their insured employees can get “better quality and more cost-effective healthcare at their own cancer services” than through another for-profit competitor. In this context, just prior to the holidays, insured Emory University employees received a notice from the Human Resources Department that treatment at Cancer Treatment of America clinics would no longer be covered on Emory’s Medical Plan, beginning Jan. 1.
Those employees who are currently undergoing treatment in a CTCA clinic, which is expected to continue into 2016, will be eligible for benefits until the treatment is complete. According to an HR representative, this reimbursement will be paid at the out-of-network level.
Vince Dollard, associate vice president for communications at Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences, released the following statement when contacted Monday morning:
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