Moderated by Steve Halasey
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Robin Bostic, Smith & Nephew Inc.
Kim Norton, Vertis Neuroscience
Randel Richner, Boston Scientific
Jo Ellen F. Slurzberg, Cypress Bioscience Inc.
Not surprisingly, the Lewin Report is highly critical of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA, Baltimore). In some detail, the report builds the industry case against HCFA's operation of the Medicare reimbursement processes, which it says are "complicated and time-consuming, impeding patient access and discouraging innovation of breakthrough technologies."