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    Society Requests CIGNA to Extend Patient Access to pVAD Devices

    December 17, 2012

    Late last week SCAI submitted a request to CIGNA to update and revise its medical coverage policy on ventricular assist Devices (VADs) and percutaneous cardiac support systems (coverage policy 0054). The Society requested a revision to this coverage policy based upon current scientific literature, available guidelines regarding the use of pVADs and other existing positive coverage policies for pVADs. More importantly, such a revision would ensure appropriate patient access to these life-saving devices for CIGNA beneficiaries.

    Read SCAI's Comments to CIGNA