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Aetna won't pay for most fibroid removal using morcellators

from Medscape (free login required)

Health insurer Aetna will no longer cover most hysterectomies and myomectomies that utilize power morcellators to remove uterine fibroid tumors "because the safety and efficacy of this approach has not been demonstrated," the company said. The new policy, which takes effect May 15, is the latest backlash against a medical device in the toolbox of gynecologic surgeons that they once took for granted. more

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