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Modified: 2/9/2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made changes to the IDE regulations (42 CFR 405 Subpart B). CMS outlined criteria for coverage of IDE studies and changed from local Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) review and approval of IDE studies to a centralized review and approval of IDE studies.
Modified: 2/16/2017
A listing of useful links is provided regarding devices and clinical trial processes.
Modified: 2/1/2017
Important information notifying users of the requirements for approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TAVR/TMVR) studies.
Modified: 1/13/2017
Review answers to frequently-asked questions regarding clinical trials and device coverage.
Modified: 1/12/2017
Medicare covers the use of devices that are "reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis and treatment of an injury or illness or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member.”
Modified: 1/1/2017
Medicare may provide extended coverage and reimbursement for certain investigational devices and services related to the use of those devices. Coverage is contingent upon meeting regulatory criteria and Florida medical director's approval.
Modified: 1/1/2017
Medicare may provide coverage and reimbursement for certain investigational devices and services related to the use of those devices. Coverage is contingent upon meeting regulatory criteria and contractor's approval.
Modified: 1/1/2017
CAS studies are limited to FDA-approved carotid artery stents (CAS). No other post-approval studies should be submitted to First Coast Service Options for approval.
Modified: 1/1/2017
When submitting requests for continuations of your participation in the post-approval or a 510K for carotid artery stenting (CAS) study, please update your file with First Coast Service Options Inc. (First Coast).
Modified: 12/24/2016
FCSO may consider coverage of a humanitarian use device, intended to benefit a small patient population, when the provider follows the specific guidelines and submits the appropriate documentation.
Modified: 12/23/2016
The clinical trial coding and cost form is required when submitting a request for a clinical trial or a clinical trial Extension.
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