November 2, 2020

The Alliance submitted comments to CMS' proposed rule regarding Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) and the new definition of “reasonable and necessary.”  The Alliance applauded CMS for its decision to move forward in providing the pathways to move innovative technologies to market faster but expressed concern that CMS had included both of these very significant but completely different topics together in one proposed rule. As the definition for "reasonable and necessary" is a very complex issue, the Alliance recommended that CMS issue a separate proposed rule regarding the definition of reasonable and necessary in which the Agency could provide significantly more information. The Alliance informed CMS that we "can not take a position on this proposal [for reasonable and necessary] since we believe that there are not enough details provided in this proposed rule," and included in comments a list of specific questions to gain clarity on both the MCIT and "reasonable and necessary" proposed provisions.
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