A Patient Perspective

A patient discusses the impact and cost burden of device replacement


Cost Burden for Patients

See below for a typical out-of-pocket scenario of patient costs for the initial implant and replacement of a CRT-D device. This example assumes that the patient has not met the annual deductible. Additional procedures performed may increase these costs.


Medicare Comparison

Medicare = Coinsurance per procedure (for inpatient or outpatient) $1,288 annual hospital deductible + 20% of physician allowed payment. Excludes Medicare supplemental insurance.? 


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