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CMS Current Quality-Pay Programs Unlikely To Reward Device Innovations

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Under 2015 legislation, CMS is intensely focused on tying payments to quality of care for patients seeing specialists such as gastroenterologists and cardiologists. But because the primary focus of alternative payment plans is on short-term patient outcomes, things like device durability or other long-term impacts from innovation won't easily be rewarded, a Medicare agency official told device-makers May 5.

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