Washington E-Newsletter

Neurosurgery Mentioned in Article on Carotid Stenting Coverage in Medicare

On July 12, Medscape published an article titled “Expanded Coverage of Carotid Stenting in CMS Draft Proposal,” stating that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services had issued a draft decision memo on carotid-artery stenting (CAS) that would expand Medicare coverage of the procedure and remove certain requirements for CAS facilities and operators. The proposed coverage criteria incorporate recommendations made by several societies, including the AANS and the CNS.