“As part of a broader effort to modernize the Medicare program through IT and innovation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today announced changes to the way contractors decide which technologies are covered.”
“CMS has revised its Medicare program integrity manual in updates that follow 21st Century Cures Act requirements for more transparency in the local coverage determination, or LCD, process.”
“In this first revision since August 2015, the manual has been revamped as a roadmap for the LCD process.”
The changes will clarify and simplify the process, helping to ensure that companies can get therapies and devices to patients more efficiently, CMS said.” Read the full article here.
Source: CMS revamps the Medicare program integrity manual to accelerate innovation, access to technology – By Susan Morse, October 3, 2018. Healthcare Finance.