Medicare begins paying for fractional flow reserve-computed tomography test

As of January 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services began paying for the technical component of the test called factional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT). Although some major private insurers already have begun to covering the test, others payers are expected to follow Medicare’s lead. FFR-CT developed by HeartFlow, Inc., can help determine whether a patient would require medications, stenting or bypass surgery. Read article here…

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