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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
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CMS recently proposed to lift a long-established non-coverage policy for platelet-rich plasma wound therapy, but only for patients enrolled in a randomized trial. Manufacturer Cytomedix says a registry-based observational study would be a better approach.