Bethlehem company’s quick hepatitis C test will be covered under the new law.
“World Hepatitis Day” — which, in case you missed it, was Sunday — may not sound like an especially festive occasion.
OraSure Technologies of Bethlehem, however, did have reason to celebrate: Last month an expert panel issued a ruling that, under Obamacare, requires the cost of hepatitis C testing to be covered by insurance companies.
For OraSure, which makes the only federally approved rapid hepatitis C
test, the ruling is expected to boost sales once it takes effect in
July of next year.