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iCad soars on Medicare reimbursement nod | Wall Street Beat

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 1:09pm
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Shares of medical device company iCad soar nearly 36% on a Medicare reimbursement nod.

MassDevice.com Wall Street Beat

iCad (NSDQ:ICAD) shares nearly doubled their value on Wall Street today after the medical device company said the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid approved a big increase in the reimbursement rate for its Xoft Axxent brachytherapy device.

Nashua, N.H.-based iCad said the Medicare agency issued "an improved payment policy" for intraoperative radiation therapy, more than doubling the rate CMS proposed last summer, according to a press release.

The news sent ICAD shares up some 36.0% to $2.92 as of about noon today.

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