TITLE

Retina specialists could face compensation issues regarding bevacizumab, other procedures

AUTHOR(S)
Bechtel, Bryan
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News;11/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 21, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the passage of a new rule by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in October 2009 that mandates compensation for bevacizumab based on average price of the drug. The new rate does not consider associated expenses, says ophthalmologist Trexler M. Topping. He points out that the methodology used by the CMS failed to consider the medical, legal and risk management issues involved in separating individual doses from a large vial of drug.
ACCESSION #
44983125

 

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