Analyst: OMB Review Of MCIT Breakthrough Rule Hints It May Not Be Implemented Anytime Soon
Health analyst John Leppard says the US CMS is likely to significantly delay implementation or even take the Medicare Coverage for Innovative Technology reg back to the drawing board.
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John Leppard with Washington Analysis says the Medicare agency’s recent delay of the MCIT breakthrough devices rule until mid-December suggests the CMS will likely scrap it altogether and start from scratch.
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 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.