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SCAI Position Statement Concerning Coverage Policies for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Based on the Appropriate Use Criteria

Position Statement Cath Lab Administration Quality

This position statement addresses the potential for significant unintended consequences when AUC are applied by payors without a holistic consideration of clinical factors that may affect decision making. Accordingly, this position statement outlines SCAI's recommendations regarding the use of AUC in making coverage determinations for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.

All authors: Lloyd W. Klein, MD, MSCAI; James C. Blankenship, MD, MHCM, FSCAI; Daniel M. Kolansky, MD, FSCAI; Larry S. Dean, MD, MSCAI; Srihari S. Naidu, MD, FSCAI; Charles E. Chambers, MD, FSCAI; Peter L. Duffy, MD, MMM, FSCAI; On Behalf of the Advocacy and Quality Committees of the SCAI.