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US outpatient reimbursement: mixed bag for industry in 2005

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to alter the way it updates Medicare's reimbursement rate for outpatient procedures that are largely device-related. Under its proposed formula change, the reimbursement rate would decline slightly for 30 device-related procedures in calendar year 2005, but would go up slightly for another 11 device-related procedures.

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