TITLE

Evidence pushes possible CMS artificial heart reimbursement

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Cardiovascular Devices & Drugs;Feb2008, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the announcement by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that it might reimburse the use of artificial heart devices for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved studies. According to Kerry Weems, acting administrator of CMS, their proposal relaxes a non-coverage policy which gives access to their beneficiaries and promotes evidence development through FDA-approved studies of this advanced technology.
ACCESSION #
31793313

 

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