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GAO local/national coverage decisions report

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Jan. 31, 2003 targeted as General Accounting Office's submission date to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Special Committee on Aging Chairman John Breaux (D-La.). The report will analyze local and national coverage trends for new procedures and devices (1"The Gray Sheet" Jan. 21, 2002, In Brief)...

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