Cures 2.0 Would Circumvent CMS’ Pause On Breakthrough Payment Rule, Improve Telehealth, And More
A new medical research bill proposed by US lawmakers would push through a delayed but highly anticipated CMS policy requiring payment for breakthrough devices.
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A panel of experts in the health care and medical device industries discussed the fate of the Medicare Coverage for Innovative Technology (MCIT) rule during AdvaMed’s annual Medtech Conference.