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The ESA Disconnect Between FDA and CMS

This article was originally published in RPM Report

Executive Summary

Another major decision is looming at CMS on whether to open up a national coverage analysis for ESAs in the renal disease area-a MEDCAC meeting appears to be the first step. The Medicare agency previously jumped out in front of FDA on a coverage decision in the oncology setting. This time, it appears that CMS will wait to hear what FDA has to say. But FDA isn't paying much attention to CMS.

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