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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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HCFA formally opens national coverage review for home-use PT tests Jan. 29. Medicare coverage is currently left to the discretion of the four durable medical equipment regional carriers, which have consistently denied claims (1"The Gray Sheet" Aug. 28, 2000, p. 3). The current review likely will focus on patients with mechanical valves and those with atrial fibrillation who have suffered a cardiovascular event. Comments are due by April 24, 2001
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