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Managing the high costs of congenital heart disease

About 40,000 children are born with congenital heart defects every year in the U.S. Many of these children need multiple surgeries and a lifetime of medications to keep their hearts functioning. There are low occurrences of congenital heart disease (CHD) because the condition is relatively rare. However, it is a high-cost and clinically complex condition […]
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Centers of Excellence help manage the high cost of congenital heart disease

Most case managers are unfamiliar with congenital heart disease (CHD) or how to identify it. For health plans, that’s a costly problem. CHD is a broad term, encompassing multiple, often complex diagnoses. It is present at birth and can affect the structure of a baby’s heart and how it functions. More than 35,000 children are […]
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