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Medicare Pays Full Price For Half-empty Vials Of Medicine

50 years later: The unfulfilled promise of John F. Kennedy and his generation-defining death more> Video: View results After the Obamacare fiasco, the Health and Human Services Department must be a glass-half-empty kind of place. Just ask the folks at Medicare , who wasted $24.2 million paying for partly used vials of a type of breast cancer medicine. Herceptin, which is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, normally is supplied in multiuse 440-milligram vials that can be stored for up to 28 days.
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What to know about Medicare in 2014

Safe Harbor Statement This press release includes statements that look forward in time or that express management's beliefs, expectations or hopes. Such statements are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, the clinical and cost effectiveness of EpiFix, the prospect of additional approvals from the remaining two Medicare Administrative Contractors and the opportunities presented by the CGS coverage determination. These statements are based on current information and belief, and are not guarantees of future performance. Among the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include that the remaining two Medicare Administrative Contractors will not approve EpiFix for reimbursement, that we will be unable to capitalize on the opportunity for expanded sales of our EpiFix allografts, that EpiFix will not perform as expected or will not gain acceptance in the medical community, and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including, without limitation, its 10-K filing for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and the Company's Forms 10-Q filed in 2013.
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MiMedx Receives Additional Medicare Reimbursement Coverage for EpiFix®

They, too, will see no increase in their premiums for physician visits and outpatient services. The Part B deductible for 2014 will also be the same as this past year -- $147. Thats what you pay out of pocket for your doctor appointments and outpatient care at the beginning of each year before your Medicare coverage kicks in and helps to cover costs.
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