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CASE STUDY — Optimize Hepatitis C Treatment

Chronic Hepatitis C virus (HCV) affects an estimated 3.5 million Americans, making it the most common blood-borne disease in the U.S. Left untreated, HCV can result in chronic liver disease, liver failure, liver cancer or even death. New drugs can cure HCV in upwards of 90 percent of patients, but the treatment comes with a huge price tag: the initial launch price was nearly $100,000 for a 12-week course. Recognizing these challenges, clinical and health plan leaders at Geisinger Health Plan created a robust protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of HCV.

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