March 23, 2023
The Alliance submitted a statement to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies public hearing (March 18) to be on the record regarding our concern about the approach CMS is taking with respect to proposed payment changes to skin substitutes (CTPs) in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule that we believe will negatively impact patient access to care. The Alliance requested that Congress include language in the CMS Program Management Account appropriations bill to ensure that CMS adheres to the recommendations put forward in the March 2023 Office of Inspector General's report on Average Sales Price (ASP) for Skin Substitutes in order to maintain access to these products while saving valuable dollars to the Medicare Trust Fund.

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