Under Medicare, CAR T-Cell Therapy Now Available Nationwide

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have finalized nationwide coverage of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, replacing the previous policy under which the decision of treatment coverage was left to Medicare's regional administrators."As the first type of FDA-approved gene therapy, CAR T-cell therapies are an important scientific advancement in this promising new area of medicine and provide treatment options for some patients who had nowhere else to turn," co...
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Cancer Treatment or Hospice Care—Why Choose?

Unfortunately, Medicare patients have to make the choice between receiving cancer treatment or hospice care; they cannot have both due to cost constraints. However, through the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), cancer treatment and hospice care can occur simultaneously if a patient opts for both. This concurrent treatment can be very valuable to patients and their loved ones; it is important to have the option to receive both treatments at once."Often, Medicare patients with terminal cancer ...
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