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Hello!

I'm not a hospital librarian but I'm getting more and more request on the
biomedial sector (that's why I enrolled in this list!).  One question that I
get a lot is information about insurance policies regarding specific
procedures/technologies.  So I would like to know if it is possible to get
information about reimbursement levels for a specific procedure according to
Medicare/Medicaid.  How do you know if a procedure is covered?  And are
there stats about the amounts that were reimbursed to patients?  I'm
Canadian and I know nothing about the US health system so please bear with
me and forgive me if this is out of topic!  But is there a centralized
database that would give this kind of information?  
 
Having that kind of information would be helpful in assessing the market
potential for some technologies we are reviewing here.
 
Thank you!
 
Michele

Michèle Senay
Spécialiste de l’information | Information Specialist
Institut canadien de l’information scientifique et technique | Canada
Institute for Scientific and Technical Information
Conseil national de recherches Canada | National Research Council Canada
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