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Medicare Agrees To Cover New Tiny Heart Pacemakers

KHN Morning Briefing

Medtronic’s Micra pacemaker is less than 10 percent of the size of a regular pacemaker and is implanted directly in the heart, rather than under skin in the chest. Medicare says it will cover the pacemakers if the use is part of a well-designed study by Medtronic to gather data over a long period of time. Also, federal officials penalize a Minnesota hospital after a 13-year-old who had attempted suicide was able to escape from a psychiatric ward.

Medicare Issues Final Rule For Controversial Plan To Bundle Some Payments For Heart Care

KHN Morning Briefing

However, Rep. Tom Price, who has been nominated to be the secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump administration, is expected to weigh in on this issue, too. Also in Medicare news, a look at a new payment rule designed to reward doctors for coordinating care, an anomaly in coverage of kidney transplants, a nursing home company in Maryland draws scrutiny and new hospital payment details.