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ICD Settlements Raise Questions On Role Of NCDs As False-Claims Standard

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Attorneys who work on False Claims allegations are pleased by the $250 million settlement on ICDs installed outside Medicare coverage policy, but electrophysiologists say the policy is out of date. But it's not clear that national coverage determinations will be a frequent source of false-claims suits in other device sectors.

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