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CMS Proposal Rejects Request To Separately Pay For IVUS, ICE Procedures

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Despite expert opinions to the contrary, the high cost of intravascular ultrasound and intracardiac echocardiography services is not reason enough to reimburse them apart from the primary procedures they support, CMS argues in its 2009 outpatient payment system 1proposed rule, released July 3
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