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Exactly One Year Later, CMS Reverses Course on Covering Innovative MedTech

In September 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new rule that would expedite Medicare coverage for medical technology approved through the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) “Breakthrough Devices Program.”  CMS’s proposal – the Medicare Coverage of Innovative Technology, or MCIT, Pathway – was groundbreaking in…

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Five Emerging Concerns for the Health Care Industry as AI & Telehealth Converge

The use of telehealth continues to grow rapidly across the U.S.  Given legislative proposals and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services efforts to expand access to telehealth, we can only anticipate that remotely engaging with healthcare providers is here to stay.   In fact, the National Center for Health Statistics…

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Promotion of Devices Subject to the FDA’s COVID-19 Enforcement Policies

The Biden Administration’s withdrawal of the Trump Administration’s proposal to exempt 84 medical device types from the FDA’s premarket notification, or 510(k), requirement, underscores the promotional framework that developers and marketers of these devices are subject to.  The Trump Administration proposal included devices critical to combating the COVID-19 public health…

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FDA Issues Guidance for Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturers to Minimize Potential Transmission of SARS-CoV-2

On January 19, 2021, the FDA issued guidance for licensed and investigational cellular and gene therapy (CGT) manufacturers during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new guidance supplements the recommendations provided in FDA’s June 2020 guidance regarding manufacturing controls to prevent contamination in drugs, risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2 as it relates to…

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Highlights for SaMD Developers: FDA’s January 2021 Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Action Plan

On January 12, 2021, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its Action Plan for further development of the Agency’s framework for regulatory oversight of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) based Software as a Medical Device (SaMD).  The Action Plan identifies several opportunities for SaMD developers to…

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The Continuing Saga of Lab Developed Tests, Including for COVID-19 Testing

In August, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced that the FDA will not require premarket review of laboratory developed tests (LDTs), whether COVID-19 related or not, absent notice-and-comment rulemaking.  Labs may voluntarily seek a premarket approval, 510(k) clearance, or an emergency use authorization (EUA) for their…

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FDA’s COVID-19 Enforcement Policy for Digital Health Devices for Treating Psychiatric Disorders

Developers of certain digital health devices for treating psychiatric disorders may be able to take advantage of an FDA enforcement policy, which remains in effect for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.  The policy applies to certain prescription computerized behavioral therapy (CBT) devices for psychiatric disorders, digital health…

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