Talking To Tunis: Former CMS Medical Chief Works To Improve Tech Studies
A major barrier to making the U.S. health care system more cost effective is the dearth of good effectiveness data on many expensive therapies, says former CMS Chief Medical Officer Sean Tunis
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Device Week, 05 March - Remote Monitoring Reimbursement, T-cell Diagnostics And A Digital Health Feature
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