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Carotid artery stenting decision from CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services)

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that it will cover carotid artery stenting for a limited group of patients who would be at high risk, were they to undergo the alternative procedure, a surgery known as carotid endarterectomy. However, coverage will be limited to facilities and providers who have demonstrated competence in performing the evaluation, procedure and necessary follow-up care and it will monitor their performance through a national evaluation system.

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