Are you being appropriate?

We watch this from across the pond with interest. I suppose our US counterparts have been more familiar with administrative involvement in the delivery of clinical decisions but the moves to more specifically apply criteria of appropriateness to the use of procedures and devices are intriguing. It’s an issue set to affect us all, and anyone who thinks this won’t apply outside the US has another think coming….

Read more here

Shelley Wood. Stents, ICDs, inappropriate? Then, under new audit program, CMS won’t pay. theheart.org. [Clinical Conditions > Clinical cardiology > Clinical cardiology]; Dec 3, 2011. Accessed at http://www.theheart.org/article/1323479.do on Dec 29, 2011

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