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AdvaMed Pans CMS Plan To Mandate Publicizing Hospital Rates, But Likes Pay Path For Breakthrough Devices

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AdvaMed took issue with several aspects of a US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outpatient payment system draft rule mandating that hospitals publicize prices for their surgical procedures and laboratory tests, in comments on the draft. But the medtech industry advocacy group, as well as the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA), say they support another provision – the agency's new Medicare coverage and payment proposal for breakthrough devices – and requested only minor tweaks to the plan.

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