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QUOTED. May 7, 2018. Jim Cross.

Executive Summary

Electrophysiologists are running into challenges in getting subcutanous ICDs covered by private insurers. See why consultant and former Aetna executive Jim Cross thinks that could change this year based on recently updated guidelines.

"When the guidelines are current, like these recent ones for 2017... the process in 2018 for the payers to review their position on S-ICDs is really perfect timing... for the payers to update their clinical policies given the literature and the level of evidence support that the new guidelines give." – Jim Cross, former VP and head of National Medical Policy and Operations, Aetna

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