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MDMA Comments Before Winter 2014 HOP Panel Meeting at CMS

Monday, March 10, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Porter Byers
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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.