CMS Proposes Coverage Policy For Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair
In a new draft National Coverage Determination, the US Medicare agency proposes extending coverage of transcatheter mitral valve repair to certain patients with functional mitral regurgitation.
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CMS Extends National Medicare Coverage For Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Medicare now covers transcatheter edge-to-edge repair for both functional and degenerative mitral regurgitation under specific conditions.
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