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Medicare Add-On Payments Granted For Cardiac, Neuro Devices

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

CMS agreed to grant new tech add-on payments to St. Jude’s CardioMEMS implantable heart failure monitoring system and Abbott’s MitraClip mitral valve repair system, but it took some convincing. The agency also granted an add-on for NeuroPace’s RNS responsive neurostimulator system to treat seizures.


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