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MedSolutions Launches Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator Program to Reduce Unnecessary Surgeries
Date:11/18/2011

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions, a leading provider of quality-driven medical cost management services, today announced the launch of its Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Surgery Management Program, which uses evidence-based guidelines to ensure the clinical appropriateness of ICD and CRT-D (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator) implantation.

With the cost of each ICD/CRT-D procedure averaging $34,000* and 157,082 procedures being performed annually, the ICD/CRT-D market represents approximately $5.3 billion in cost per year in the United States.(1) In addition, the estimated annual growth rate of ICD/CRT-D procedures is 11% to 14% respectively.(2)

While clinical guidelines dictate waiting three months after diagnosis of heart failure and at least 40 days after a heart attack before ICD/CRT-D implantation, many physicians take a more aggressive approach to surgery. Earlier implantation has not been shown to benefit patients and, in some cases, the physicians or facilities providing the surgery may lack knowledge of evidence-based guidelines for ICD implants.(3)  

Studies have shown that as many as 22.5% of ICD/CRT-D surgeries fail to meet established clinical guidelines, putting patients at greater risk for serious complications, including cardiac perforation, infection, and even death. According to one recent study, patients who received an ICD despite failing to meet evidence-based guidelines had "significantly higher" risks of post-procedure complications and in-hospital death, as well as longer hospital stays, than individuals who met evidence-based criteria.(4)

"ICD surgery is an effective and beneficial treatment for tens of thousands of patients, but it can be extremely harmful when performed outside of accepted guidelines," said Gregg Allen, M.D., chief medical officer of MedSolutions. "Not only do unnecessary ICD surgeries put pa
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