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Proposed legislation to make local coverage determinations by Medicare contractors more transparent and inclusive of industry input has been advanced by the US House and now goes to the Senate.
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The Trump administration is prioritizing reforms to improve the reimbursement process for medical devices, and it is willing to spend money to do it. That's according to Joe Grogan, the health program associate director for the White House Office of Management and Budget. See what he said about it here.
The top health official at the White House Office of Management and Budget says the Trump administration is committed to clearing barriers that stand in the way of reimbursement for new medical technology. “We’re doing a lot of work on medical device stuff that nobody knows about, trying to figure out how America can maintain our dominance," Joe Grogan said Sept. 20.
UK Innovation, EU Regulation And Digital Transformation Are Top Themes For Medtechs At NHS Expo 2018
NHS England chief Simon Stevens has a habit of stealing headlines in UK health-care circles, and his CAR-T cell therapy approval announcement did the trick at the NHS 2018 Innovation Expo. But medtech innovation schemes and furthering the UK digital agenda emerged as main talking points at the meeting.
The House Ways and Means Committee advanced legislation backed by the device industry to improve the transparency and accountability of the process Medicare Administrative Contractors use to make local coverage determinations for new medical technology.
Turkey's project to launch an online procurement system for hospitals is formally in motion, with plans to go online by the end of the year. There have been some recent modifications to the project to ease concerns of small- and medium-sized local medtech companies.
The Ukrainian government believes its adoption of the Global Medical Device Nomenclature classification system marks an important step in the country’s "European integration process."
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