March 2005
Materials Management in Health Care;Mar2005, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p10
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The article highlights rules and regulations related to medical care as well as pharmaceutical industry of the United States. It reports that in a move some providers and suppliers have been pushing, CMS has decided to extend Medicare coverage of implantabic cardioverterdefibrillators for use on patients with heart disease who are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The move means an estimated additional 300,000 Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure and poor heart pumping function are eligible to receive the device.


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