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CMS panel lukewarm on hospitalizations as outcome to determine coverage of HF technologies

CMS panel lukewarm on hospitalizations as outcome to determine coverage of HF technologies
March 22, 2017

The Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee voted it had low-to-intermediate confidence that HF hospitalizations are standalone, meaningful primary outcomes in studies, and it had intermediate confidence in the use of HF hospitalizations and events equivalent to hospitalizations such as outpatient IV therapy.

The committee was asked to advise CMS on which outcomes should be included in studies of technologies for HF treatment. This information will eventually help CMS decide what evidence it prefers to see before agreeing to cover HF technologies.

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