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Hearing that an Impella® Case didn’t get Reimbursed

Q :The CFO at my hospital says that the costs associated with one of the Protected PCI™ cases that I performed were not reimbursed because the patient was discharged as an outpatient.  How can this be?  The patient only stayed one night in the hospital and didn’t meet criteria to be an inpatient.  Why wouldn’t this procedure be reimbursed because they went home sooner?  This is supposed to be a benefit of Protected PCI with the Impella 2.5™ heart pump. Continue readingHearing that an Impella® Case didn’t get Reimbursed