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US MedPAC (Medicare Payment Advisory Committee) raises fears of less Medicare cash for new technologies

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

US device lobbyists were exultant last year when they convinced lawmakers to lower Medicare's qualifying threshold for enhanced inpatient payments. Now there is an ominous warning in a new report by an influential congressional advisory group suggesting the provision in the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA) could prove to be a pyrrhic victory for many in industry.





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