Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Very Brief Blog: Comment by October 15 on the Cancellation of Medicare "Breakthrough Coverage"

In January 2021, the Trump administration finalized regulations that would provide 4 years of Medicare coverage to new devices if they were approved by the FDA Breakthrough Pathway - here.  The title is, "Medicare Coverage for Innovative Technology," or MCIT.

After several intermediate steps, the Biden administration announced on September 13 it intends to entirely cancel the Breakthrough coverage regulations - here.

       (See a listing of all the regulatory steps - here.)

In order to comment the MCIT cancellation, go to this webpage:

Click in the blue box "COMMENT" in the upper left to register your comment.  Final date is October 15, 2021.


Note, the box in the upper right, "SUPPORT," is for technical support, not a button for making a PayPal donation to CMS or regulations.gov.