Payment & Health Care Delivery Policy
AdvaMed’s Payment & Health Care Delivery Policy department develops and advocates for policies to ensure and expand patient access to medical technologies by improving coverage, coding, and payment processes used by Medicare and, in certain instances, commercial payers.
Resource / Payment & Reimbursement
A Framework for Comprehensive Assessment of Medical Technologies
AdvaMed launched a Strategic Value Initiative to develop principles and an approach for assessing the value of medical technologies that can be adopted by medtech companies, health systems, payers, and other stakeholders.
AdvaMed works with the association’s member companies and a broad range of stakeholders to develop and advocate for policy positions that expand patient access to medical technologies broadly, and also innovations and other advances in technologies that improve patient care outcomes. Using a consensus-based approach, the Payment & Health Care Delivery Policy department develops strategies for improving Medicare coverage and payment systems and methodologies that impact patients, providers, and suppliers of Medicare-covered items and services, including hospitals, doctors, durable medical equipment suppliers and others. Medicare issues annual regulations that update its payment systems and announce new policies, or revise existing policies, that can affect provider/supplier payments. AdvaMed develops comments on these major annual rules, advocating for policies that support medical technology innovation and patient access.