TITLE

CMS to reimburse for freezing technique of cancer therapy

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Medical Device Daily;11/8/2007, Vol. 11 Issue 215, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the creation by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) of a clinical reimbursement code and rate for percutaneous renal cryoablation. Endocare said the code will be paid an adjusted average in the $440 range. Cryoablation is a minimally invasive procedure which allows physicians to destroy small tumors in the kidney. Chairman Craig Davenport said is represents a milestone for Endocare and for cryoablation as a cancer therapy.
ACCESSION #
27450722

 

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