CMS Proposes Repeal Of Medicare Breakthrough Device Coverage Rule

By Michelle M. Stein / September 13, 2021 at 7:45 PM
CMS on Monday (Sept. 13) proposed to repeal the Trump-era Medicare breakthrough device coverage rule because of concerns the rule could pose preventable patient safety risks by forcing CMS to immediately cover devices going through the speedy FDA approval path, and CMS plans to go back to the drawing board on the rule. Advanced Medical Technology Association President and CEO Scott Whitaker immediately blasted the move and said the device lobby group will continue to make its case before Congress...

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