CMS to cover new technology for medicare patients with heart valve damage

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Press Releases, 05/10/2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will now cover transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for Medicare patients under certain conditions. The coverage decision announced today by CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner offers important new technology to some of Medicare’s sickest patients.

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