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Heart scans still covered by Medicare

New York Times, March 13, 2008
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has reversed an earlier decision and will continue to cover the use of an increasingly popular procedure to detect heart disease. CMS had misgivings about the scanning procedure due a lack of evidence to justify paying for the tests under Medicare. The agency now says that it will continue to leave payments for the scans up to the local insurance carriers it employs to oversee medical claims.