Phil B.FontanarosaMD, Deputy EditorIndividualAuthorStephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Contributing EditorIndividualAuthor
In Reply: We are delighted to learn that HCFA
is taking steps to establish a formal and objective health technology assessment
process that will take into account the often conflicting interest (and self-interests)
of all parties involved. We look forward to learning details of the process
and to witnessing its eventual impact on the adoption and coverage of health
technologies for the Medicare program.
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