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A Closer Look: Decision For No Medicare NCD On ESAs In Renal Disease Would Be The Exception

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Many industry watchers were surprised when the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services conducted an extensive evidence analysis of ESAs, only to propose on March 16 no policy change. Indeed, the outcome, if made final, would be quite unusual, a look at numerous coverage analyses shows.

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