MDMA Asks CMS to Stabilize Payment in Outpatient Services

March 6, 2009
To ensure that payments for Ambulatory Payment Classification (APC) groups remain adequate to protect access to innovative devices and imaging services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should require complete and correct coding for packaged services. The Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) recommended at a hearing last month that CMS limit the reduction in payment rate to 10 percent for device-dependent APCs, such as imaging equipment.
Devices & Diagnostics Letter