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AUTHORITATIVE EVIDENCE

Written medical or scientific conclusions demonstrating the medical effectiveness of a service produced by the following:

  • Controlled clinical trials, published in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals;
  • Controlled clinical trials completed and accepted for publication in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals;
  • Assessments initiated by CMS;
  • Evaluations or studies initiated by Medicare contractors;
  • Case studies published in peer-reviewed medical or scientific journals that present treatment protocols.

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