CMS Lets Certain Devices, Antimicrobials Get Add-On Pay Via Easier Path

By Michelle M. Stein
August 2, 2019 at 8:22 PM
CMS raises the add-on pay for new technology and provides an alternative path for both breakthrough devices and Qualified Infectious Disease Products to qualify for that add-on pay as part of the final fiscal 2020 hospital inpatient pay rule released Friday (Aug. 2). The agency included a number of other changes aimed at tackling antimicrobial resistance that immediately earned praise from former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb. The agency had proposed to make it easier for hospitals to access new technology...

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