MedPAC Struggles Over How CMS Should Treat Software As A Medical Device

By Emma Beavins / November 17, 2023 at 3:32 PM
Congress’ Medicare payment advisers were all over the map on whether and how CMS should pay for software as a medical device (SaMD) during their recent meeting and agreed to begin a potentially years-long process of evaluating the issue. Commissioners on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission preliminarily discussed how Medicare should pay for SaMD on Nov. 2. The commissioners’ perspectives ranged from excited about the new technology -- and spitballing ways to pay for it -- to hesitancy about the...

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