Three Devices Gain Medicare Add-Ons, Including Boston Sci's New TAVR Protector
The US Medicare agency granted inpatient new-technology add-on payments for Boston Scientific's newly acquired cerebral protection system for TAVR, Respicardia's neurostimulator for sleep apnea and Procept BioRobotics' novel resection system for benign prostatic hyperplasia. The highly selective bonus payments typically help drive adoption for the chosen new technologies.
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