Md. stenting legislation "an important step," SCAI president says

04/17/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Physicians are welcoming legislation in Maryland that establishes a review process to ensure appropriate use of coronary stent placement procedures. The process incorporates established appropriate use criteria. "It is important to note that the bill mandates external peer review. We would have welcomed a bill that mandated both internal and external, but believe this is an important step toward setting a standard for the care of PCI patients," SCAI President Dr. Christopher White said.

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