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CMS rescinds final rule for ‘breakthrough’ medical devices
November 12, 2021 - 1:38 pm

The Centers for Medicare and Medicare Services is rescinding a final rule that would have granted expedited Medicare coverage for certain “breakthrough” devices.

The decision to rescind the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology and Definition of “Reasonable and Necessary” (MCIT/R&N) final rule is due to concerns that its provisions are insufficient to protect Medicare patients.

Source: Healthcare Finance News

https://www.healthcarefinancenews.com/news/cms-rescinds-final-rule-breakthrough-medical-devices

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