TITLE

Evidence pushes possible CMS artificial heart reimbursement

AUTHOR(S)
Pedersen, Amanda
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Medical Device Daily;2/5/2008, Vol. 12 Issue 24, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the announcement made by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that it might reimburse the use of artificial heart devices for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Food and Drug Administration-approved studies. Artificial hearts can be used to enable a patient to live until a donor heart becomes available for transplant or extend the life of a non-transplant patient. CMS said there is now sufficient scientific evidence on the use of artificial hearts to allow coverage of these devices for beneficiaries.
ACCESSION #
29366781

 

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