Manufacturers Support CMS’ New TAVR National Coverage Decision
CMS has completed its new national Medicare Coverage with Evidence Development policy for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The final decision memo largely maintains the recommendations from the draft version released in March, including more flexible criteria for centers establishing TAVR programs, while emphasizing the importance of the interdisciplinary heart team for decision-making about valve replacement.
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