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  The Liver Meeting
Washington DC
October 2017
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Economic Burden of Chronic Hepatitis C (CHC) in Medicaid and Commercially Insured Patients in the United States
  Reported by Jules Levin
AASLD Annual Meeting 2017, Washington, DC, USA, October 20-24
Chizoba Nwankwo1; Shelby L. Corman2; Jinan Liu1
1Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA; 2Pharmerit International,
Bethesda, MD, USA
from Jules: I'm not convinced this study captured the entire healthcare costs to Medicaid vs commercial insurance. Undiagnosed HCV infection & not being treated is likely to be greater in Medicaid, IDUs and marginalized communities, and drug users are more likely to not be diagnosed or treated, thus their associated healthcare costs may not be included in this analysis; end of life costs may not even be associated with HCV infection because it may not be in the patient record.