Heart Device Failure: Medicare Spent $1.5B Over 10 Years To Replace Defective Implants

(By Fred Schulte and Christina Jewett for Kaiser Health News)

Medicare paid at least $1.5 billion over a decade to replace seven types of defective heart devices, a government watchdog says. The devices apparently failed for thousands of senior patients. Continue reading article here…

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