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ACI Alliance Comments on Medicare proposal to remove coverage of Osseointegrated Implants

Monday, August 18, 2014  
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August 15, 2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Attention CMS-­‐1614-­‐P
PO Box 8013
Baltimore, MD 21244-­‐1850

Dear CMS Administrator Tavenner:

We are writing regarding the proposal by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to modify the existing regulation §411.15(d)(1) to specify that the hearing aid exclusion encompasses Osseointegrated Implants. CMS states that these prosthetic devices function like hearing aids. We disagree that the surgically implanted Auditory Osseointegrated Implant, which replaces non-­‐ functioning or absent body parts, is a hearing aid and our comments present an argument for continued coverage... read more.

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