TITLE

CMS to retool policy for artificial heart sector

PUB. DATE
August 2007
SOURCE
Medical Technology & Devices Week;8/13/2007, Vol. 5 Issue 33, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article announces that the U.S. Centers for Medicare ad Medicaid Services will re-examine artificial heart reimbursement policy. The announcement was posted by the agency on August 1, 2007 which stated that it has had a long-standing noncoverage policy on the use of artificial hearts for destination therapy and as a bridge to transplant. The statement was released in response to the petition filed by the CardioWest temporary artificial heart maker SynCardia.
ACCESSION #
26200778

 

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