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Learn About Clinical Trials

  • Posted: 03/27/2007
  • Reviewed: 12/09/2010

Insurance Coverage: Wisconsin


For more information about insurance coverage of clinical trial costs, see this feature's main page: States That Require Health Plans to Cover Patient Care Costs in Clinical Trials.

Legislation: Assembly Bill 617

Effective: Nov. 1, 2006

What clinical trials are covered?

All phases of cancer clinical trials, as approved by one of the following:

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • NIH Cooperative Group or Center
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Who is required to pay?

Health care coverage plans offered by the state and specified insurers.

Other key provisions:

  • The cancer trial must have therapeutic intent, not exclusively testing toxicity or disease pathophysiology.

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