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CMS’ new tech innovation strategy targets ‘outdated’ regulation
Modern Healthcare

CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Thursday unveiled new steps the agency is taking to bolster Medicare coverage of emerging medical technologies.

During remarks at the Medical Device Manufacturers Association’s annual meeting in Washington, Verma said the agency is removing what she called government barriers to innovation.

“When I came to CMS, I inherited outdated government rules and regulation that stifle innovation and access to innovative treatments,” she said. “Our often arcane and outmoded regulations around coverage, coding and payment can lead to unpredictability for innovators.”