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Costs associated with COPD on the rise, report says

July 25, 2014HME News Staff

GLENVIEW, Ill. - Medical costs related to COPD will rise from $32.1 billion in 2010 to $49 billion in 2020, the American College of Chest Physicians estimates in a new report.The group, which presented its findings to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on July 24, also estimate absenteeism costs were $3.9 billion in 2010, for a total of $36 billion in costs attributable to COPD.Private insurance picked up the tab for 18% of the medial costs associated with COPD, while Medicare paid...

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