$ABT might try to buy $TTOO to buy the technology they don't have as yet - and it's just starting to run They are a Covid testing play BUT the FDA approved sepsis test is huge!! From a previous CMS auditors viewpoint, sepsis DRGs for an inpatient claim pay at triple what a regular inpatient claim would normally pay… So they are the number one claim that CMS would audit for a take down in reimbursement. If there's no documentation substantiating sepsis, then the payment would be reduced and the overpayment would be collected back. It's probably the largest area of opportunity for $$$ recovery and every hospital realizes this, and does whatever they can to provide adequate documentation to substantiate the significantly higher reimbursement. Having an FDA approved diagnostic tool to help document that requirement will be high on any hospital CEOs 'wants and needs' list!!!!
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