AdvaMed pushes CMS for proposed TCET pathway rule this year

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) is asking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to move fast on a new way to guarantee reimbursement for new medtech innovations.

CMS repealed the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology (MCIT) program last year but promised to explore other options to improve the coverage process for access to innovative and beneficial medical devices.

Now, a pathway called the Transitional Coverage for Emerging Technologies (TCET) program could take its place. CMS and medtech industry representatives have discussed the need for Medicare coverage reforms in two listening sessions (transcripts with webinar replay information are here and here).

In an Aug. 1 letter to CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Principal Deputy Administrator and COO Jon Blum, AdvaMed called on them to issue a proposed rule this year.

“We believe that CMS, in order to advance its health equity and other…

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