The Connected Health Initiative (CHI) thanks the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for its continued leadership in providing high-quality, cost-effective care for Americans, and for its release of the draft 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). While we continue reviewing proposed changes to this crucial program, we are appreciative of CMS’ ongoing commitment to responsibly advancing its support for using digital health to improve beneficiary outcomes while reducing program costs.
CMS is proposing, for example, much-needed policy changes that would empower federal qualified health centers (FQHCs) and rural health clinics (RHCs) to leverage game-changing remote monitoring technologies, which would do much to support unserved and underserved communities across the country.
However, in other areas such as software algorithms and artificial intelligence, CHI is concerned that CMS may be missing key opportunities and we are committed to our community partnering with CMS to progress the American healthcare system through policies incenting the appropriate uptake of these technologies.
We appreciate CMS’ public service in the development of its proposed 2024 PFS rules and look forward to engaging in the policymaking process.