Implantable Intracardiac Pressure Monitors for Managing Heart Failure

May 5, 2015 | Technology Forecasts


Note: The following ratings and comments reflect the opinions and consensus of an expert panel convened by ECRI Institute to review information on this topic.

Anticipated Utilization: 2(Expected to be used by 20% to 40% of eligible patients)

U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) New Technology Add-on Payment (NTAP) and Transitional Ambulatory Payment Classification Pass-through Payment Status payments and available CPT reimbursement codes make CardioMEMS™ HF System (St. Jude Medical, Inc., St. Paul, MN, USA) use more feasible and are likely to facilitate payment for implanting and monitoring the device; however, whether reimbursement is sufficient to cover costs remains to be seen.

Estimated Adoption Status: 3(Early adoption occurring – 0% to 25%...

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