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Accurately reporting Medicare enrollment

      We read with interest the recent paper by Choi et al. describing recent Medicare provider trends in osseous tumor ablation.
      • Choi S.
      • Carlon T.
      • Lee J.Y.
      • Ranade M.
      Practice patterns in the United States for ablation of osseous tumors using medicare claims analysis.
      Having used Medicare datasets in our own research for well over a decade, we were delighted to see methods used by us and others to study this impactful interventional radiological procedure.
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        • Carlon T.
        • Lee J.Y.
        • Ranade M.
        Practice patterns in the United States for ablation of osseous tumors using medicare claims analysis.
        Clin Imaging. 2022 Mar; 83: 172-176https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2021.11.032
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