MDMA President & CEO, Mark Leahey
spoke today before the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS)
Winter 2014 Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient
Payment (HOP). MDMA's comments
focused on the need for CMS to utilize Medicare payment rates that accurately
reflect the costs of providing appropriate care as it relates to medical
devices and medical technologies within the Outpatient Prospective Payment
System (OPPS). MDMA urged CMS to analyze recent packaging expansions'
impact on access to care before considering additional packaging proposals.
MDMA recommended that CMS consider a
reasonable time frame between proposals and implementation to allow CMS,
industry and other stakeholders sufficient time to study and prepare for
proposed changes. MDMA also recommended CMS require complete and
correct coding for packaged services and more. To view MDMA's testimony in
its entirety, please click here.