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To the Editor—Costs and utilization of remote device monitoring in cardiology

Published:August 03, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2020.07.033
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      • Choi E.
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      Trends in utilization and spending on remote monitoring of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators among Medicare beneficiaries..
      that evaluates the utilization of and expenditure on remote monitoring (RM) of pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators.
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