Saturday, August 22, 2009

Florida Medicare provider won't cut cancer treatment (CK)

from the IV MB, by yyy60:

>>Florida Medicare provider won't cut cancer treatment (CK)

The Gainesville Sun

Cyberknife robotic surgery will be OK'd on case-by-case basis.

By Diane Chun
Published: Friday, August 21, 2009 at 6:01 a.m.

Medicare patients in North Central Florida who are looking for the most appropriate treatment for prostate cancer will continue to have Cyberknife robotic radiosurgery among their options.

First Coast Service Options, the Medicare administrator for Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, announced Thursday it will consider covering the high-tech radiotherapy "on an individual, case-by-case basis." The therapy has been in use in Florida since 2004.

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