A program to pre-approve Medicare hospital payments for pacemakers and joint replacements...

|By:, SA News Editor

A program to pre-approve Medicare hospital payments for pacemakers and joint replacements apparently is limited to Florida, contrary to an earlier report that Medicare wouldn’t pay for a range of procedures in 11 states. An expanded version of Florida’s program is unlikely to take effect in an election year, Credit Suisse says (earlier). Bouncing back: THC +11%, HCA +5.9%, CYH +2.3%.