New Tech Payment For Old Antibiotics: US Medicare Effort Brings Lots Of Interest
CMS streamlined process for enhanced payments is having an impact: seven antibiotic applications for New Technology Add-On Payment status in 2021—including one for a product that has been marketed for more than five years.
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