Lawmakers Urge CMS To Cover Digital Therapeutics Under Existing Categories

By Cara Smith / May 31, 2024 at 12:50 PM
A bipartisan group of lawmakers are urging CMS to cover digital therapeutics under existing benefit categories to bridge barriers of geography, affordability, and accessibility that many Medicare beneficiaries face in receiving health services. FDA-regulated medical devices can expand access to necessary care amid nationwide provider shortages, including mental health services, according to a group of lawmakers who wrote to CMS in a recent letter . Reps. Kevin Hern (R-OK), Mike Thompson (D-CA), August Pfluger (R-TX) and Doris Matsui (D-CA) wrote...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, detailed reporting on drug pricing reforms, Medicaid policy, FDA news and much more.