Thursday, August 21, 2003

Medicare to Pay for Major Lung Operation.

The Medicare program has approved a controversial procedure (discussed here earlier this week) that offers significant relief from symptoms for many emphysema sufferers, though at a very high price (~ $60,000 per procedure). The CMS press release on their coverage decision for lung volume reduction surgery is here.
posted by tommayo, 8:11 AM

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