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HCFA Should Hold New Technologies To Higher Evidence Standard - AHCPR

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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The Health Care Financing Administration should hold new medical technologies to a higher standard of evidentiary findings than older technologies in making reimbursement decisions until evidence-based medicine becomes more commonplace, Agency for Health Care Policy & Research Administrator John Eisenberg, MD, suggested at an Oct. 15 conference in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania.

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