37 Lawmakers Urge Acting Medicare Chief To Pull Trigger On MCIT Breakthrough Rule
The US House Democrats signed a letter asking acting CMS administrator Liz Richter to put the Medicare Coverage for Innovative Technology program into place as soon as possible.
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In a move that will undoubtedly ruffle industry feathers, the US Medicare agency on 14 May issued a final rule that moves implementation of the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology rule to the end of the year.
The rule was set to go into effect 15 March, but the government is delaying it for at least two months to discuss the resources needed for the payments – and whether they’re the right policy to start with.
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