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Overhauling the Medicare Coverage with Evidence Development Guidance Policy? Comments Requested by CMS

On November 7, 2011, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS“) issued a public solicitation for comments on the Medicare program’s coverage with evidence development (“CED“) guidance policy. Comments are due by January 6, 2012. In CMS’s most recent solicitation for comments, CMS describes CED as a mechanism “through which we provide conditional payment for items and services while generating clinical data to demonstrate their impact on health outcomes.”[1] We urge all clients interested in Medicare coverage for new items and services to submit comments.

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