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ICD reimbursement

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Principal investigators in the Guidant-sponsored MADIT IItrial meet with Medicare officials Sept. 20 to discuss request for national coverage of prophylactic implantation of ICDs in patients with a prior heart attack and an ejection fraction of less than 30% without requiring evidence of arrhythmias. Guidant anticipates the imminent release of physician guidelines endorsing prophylactic ICD implantation...



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