REGULATORY REVIEW: The Evolution of Device-Intensive Procedures


The Evolution of Device-Intensive Procedures

How we got here

A question that ASCA staff get commonly is how does the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reimburse for devices? The quick answer is that just as nursing services and technical personnel services, surgical supplies and general overhead are all included in the facility fee, typically, so are implantable devices. If a device cost is significant enough, according to Medicare calculations, the full cost of the device will be baked into the facility fee for that procedure.

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