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Medicare Bonus Payments Awarded To Cook’s Stent, Second Sight’s Eye Implant

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX stent and Second Sight Medical Products’ Argus II retinal prosthesis system will enjoy new-technology add-on payments in 2014 under CMS’ hospital inpatient prospective payment system final rule.

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