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Medicare Coverage, Appeals Process Reforms Pressed By Device Advocates

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

President Bush's fiscal 2003 budget proposal does not include funds needed for CMS to implement coverage and appeals provisions legislated under the Benefits Improvement & Protection Act (BIPA) of 2000

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Feb. 12 letter from House Ways & Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) and Health Subcommittee Chair Nancy Thomas (R-Conn.) to HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson and CMS Administrator Tom Scully asserts that CMS will be unable to hire contractors "critical to achieving a faster, more independent appeals process" until 2004 under current budgetary constraints. President Bush's proposed FY 2003 budget did not include funds for CMS to implement coverage and appeals provisions mandated by the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act of 2000 (1 "The Gray Sheet" Feb. 11, 2002, p. 7)...

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