ACA Champion Brooks-LaSure Confirmed As CMS Chief On 55-44 Senate Vote
Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, a key player in the passing and implementation of the Affordable Care Act, was confirmed on 25 May as the next administrator of the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. At least one industry group is already nudging her to put the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) rule for breakthrough devices into effect.
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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.
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