Why the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should not extend reimbursement indications for carotid artery angioplasty/stenting

Anne L. Abbott, Mark A.A. Adelman, Andrei Alexandrov, Henry J.M. Barnett, Jonathan Beard, Peter Bell, Martin Bj̈orck, David Blacker, Clifford J. Buckley, Richard P. Cambria, Anthony J. Comerota, E. Sander Connolly, Alun H. Davies, Hans Henning Eckstein, R. Faruqi, Gustav Fraedrich, Peter Gloviczki, Graeme J. Hankey, Robert E. Harbaugh, E. Heldenberg & 21 others Steven J. Kittner, Timothy J. Kleinig, Dimitri P. Mikhailidis, Wesley S. Moore, R. Naylor, Andrew Nicolaides, Kosmas I. Paraskevas, David M. Pelz, James W. Prichard, Grant Purdie, Jean Baptiste Ricco, Thomas Riles, Peter Rothwell, Peter Sandercock, Henrik Sillesen, J. David Spence, Francesco Spinelli, Aron Tan, Ankur Thapar, Frank J. Veith, Wei Zhou

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In recent years, many important discoveries have been made to challenge current policy, guidelines, and practice regarding how best to prevent stroke associated with atherosclerotic stenosis of the origin of the internal carotid artery. TheUnited States Center forMedicare andMedicaid Services (CMS), for instance, is calling for expert advice as to whether its current policies should be modified. Using a thorough review of literature, 41 leading academic stroke-prevention clinicians from the United States and other countries, have united to advise CMS not to extend current reimbursement indications for carotid angioplasty/stenting (CAS) to patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis or to patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis considered to be at "low or standard risk from carotid endarterectomy (CEA)." It was concluded that such expansion of reimbursement indications would have disastrous health and economic consequences for the United States and any other country that may follow such inappropriate action. This was an international effort because the experts to best advise CMS are relatively few and scattered around the world. In addition, US health policy, practice, and research have tended to have strong influences on other countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)200-207
Number of pages8
JournalBrain and Behavior
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012

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Carotid Arteries
Practice Guidelines
Stroke
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Health Policy
Economics
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Why the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should not extend reimbursement indications for carotid artery angioplasty/stenting. / Abbott, Anne L.; Adelman, Mark A.A.; Alexandrov, Andrei; Barnett, Henry J.M.; Beard, Jonathan; Bell, Peter; Bj̈orck, Martin; Blacker, David; Buckley, Clifford J.; Cambria, Richard P.; Comerota, Anthony J.; Sander Connolly, E.; Davies, Alun H.; Eckstein, Hans Henning; Faruqi, R.; Fraedrich, Gustav; Gloviczki, Peter; Hankey, Graeme J.; Harbaugh, Robert E.; Heldenberg, E.; Kittner, Steven J.; Kleinig, Timothy J.; Mikhailidis, Dimitri P.; Moore, Wesley S.; Naylor, R.; Nicolaides, Andrew; Paraskevas, Kosmas I.; Pelz, David M.; Prichard, James W.; Purdie, Grant; Ricco, Jean Baptiste; Riles, Thomas; Rothwell, Peter; Sandercock, Peter; Sillesen, Henrik; Spence, J. David; Spinelli, Francesco; Tan, Aron; Thapar, Ankur; Veith, Frank J.; Zhou, Wei.

In: Brain and Behavior, Vol. 2, No. 2, 01.03.2012, p. 200-207.

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Abbott, AL, Adelman, MAA, Alexandrov, A, Barnett, HJM, Beard, J, Bell, P, Bj̈orck, M, Blacker, D, Buckley, CJ, Cambria, RP, Comerota, AJ, Sander Connolly, E, Davies, AH, Eckstein, HH, Faruqi, R, Fraedrich, G, Gloviczki, P, Hankey, GJ, Harbaugh, RE, Heldenberg, E, Kittner, SJ, Kleinig, TJ, Mikhailidis, DP, Moore, WS, Naylor, R, Nicolaides, A, Paraskevas, KI, Pelz, DM, Prichard, JW, Purdie, G, Ricco, JB, Riles, T, Rothwell, P, Sandercock, P, Sillesen, H, Spence, JD, Spinelli, F, Tan, A, Thapar, A, Veith, FJ & Zhou, W 2012, 'Why the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should not extend reimbursement indications for carotid artery angioplasty/stenting', Brain and Behavior, vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 200-207. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.32
Abbott, Anne L. ; Adelman, Mark A.A. ; Alexandrov, Andrei ; Barnett, Henry J.M. ; Beard, Jonathan ; Bell, Peter ; Bj̈orck, Martin ; Blacker, David ; Buckley, Clifford J. ; Cambria, Richard P. ; Comerota, Anthony J. ; Sander Connolly, E. ; Davies, Alun H. ; Eckstein, Hans Henning ; Faruqi, R. ; Fraedrich, Gustav ; Gloviczki, Peter ; Hankey, Graeme J. ; Harbaugh, Robert E. ; Heldenberg, E. ; Kittner, Steven J. ; Kleinig, Timothy J. ; Mikhailidis, Dimitri P. ; Moore, Wesley S. ; Naylor, R. ; Nicolaides, Andrew ; Paraskevas, Kosmas I. ; Pelz, David M. ; Prichard, James W. ; Purdie, Grant ; Ricco, Jean Baptiste ; Riles, Thomas ; Rothwell, Peter ; Sandercock, Peter ; Sillesen, Henrik ; Spence, J. David ; Spinelli, Francesco ; Tan, Aron ; Thapar, Ankur ; Veith, Frank J. ; Zhou, Wei. / Why the United States Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should not extend reimbursement indications for carotid artery angioplasty/stenting. In: Brain and Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 2, No. 2. pp. 200-207.
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