New CMS Hospital Readmissions, Efficiency Policies Make Device Companies Nervous
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
CMS on Aug. 1 formally adopted two policies from the health care reform law that will have significant implications for its long-term approach to value-based reimbursement.
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