Medicare makes ambulatory BP (blood pressure) coverage decision
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medicare will soon begin covering ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to determine whether a patient's blood pressure is high due to fears about being in a doctor's office, or is high for any other reason that requires management.
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The agency is reopening the coverage policy on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, non-invasive blood pressure measurement over 24-hour cycles, in response to a request from medical professional societies. Currently, Medicare only covers ABPM in limited circumstances where there is reason to believe a patient's in-office blood-pressure is not an accurate representation of their normal blood pressure.
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