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House bill to ensure Medicaid coverage for at-home blood tests advances

BY: - January 25, 2024

FRANKORT — A Kentucky house bill that would require Medicaid to cover at-home International Normalized Ratio (INR) kits unanimously passed the House Health Services Committee Thursday with bipartisan support.  Sponsor Rep. Deanna Frazier Gordon, R-Richmond, told her colleagues this is a “common sense” bill and “cost saving measure.”  Medical experts previously told the Lantern the […]

Medicaid would cover at-home INR tests under proposed law

BY: - January 17, 2024

FRANKFORT — A Republican House bill would make life easier — and potentially safer — for Kentuckians taking blood thinners for their mechanical heart valves, according to a University of Kentucky physician and nurse. Rep. Deanna Frazier Gordon, R-Richmond, introduced House Bill 31 on the first day of the 2024 legislative session. Her bill, which […]