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More Specific Device Cost Data May Inform Medicare Inpatient Payments In FY 2014

This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily

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CMS says it is finally ready to start relying on a specific cost-report line that it created five years ago for implantable devices, as well as distinct lines for cardiac catheterizations, CT scans and MRIs established more recently, to calculate hospital inpatient payments. It’s a positive for implantables and a negative for advanced imaging payments.

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