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LVAD Infections

Guest Blogger: 

Brett W. Sperry, MD 
@BrettSperryMD
 
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Left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are surgically placed in patients with end-stage heart failure and have shown improvements in survival and quality of life versus standard of care.(1)  

CMS Released CY2022 Hospital OPPS Proposed Rule. Here’s What You Need to Know.

On July 19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule for CY2022. 

Milestone Moment: House of Representatives Report Calls for Examination of AUC Mandate

Last week, ASNC achieved an important milestone in the ongoing effort to convince Congress to re-examine the Appropriate Use Criteria Program. 

Humana Hears ASNC’s Concerns, Reverses Restrictive PET/CT Coverage Policy

Humana, one of the largest commercial payers in the U.S., has reversed its Fusion policy, which restricted payment for certain PET/CT exams on the grounds that they were “experimental/investigational.” 

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