Congresswoman Stefanik Cosponsors AIM Act
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) has cosponsored H.R. 2597, the Accelerating Innovation in Medicine (AIM) Act of 2015. Currently, the newest and most innovative medical technologies are often subject to limited coverage or inadequate reimbursement under Medicare, especially when these products and procedures warrant greater reimbursement than Medicare will offer. If a Medicare beneficiary is interested in self-paying for a new device or procedure that is not covered by Medicare, there can be significant administrative obstacles.
“The AIM act will help North Country seniors by allowing for easier access to new and innovative medical devices,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “Furthermore, by increasing access to new medical technologies, we can spur innovation and economic growth in our vibrant medical device industry. This bipartisan, commonsense legislation is good for patients and the medical device industry.”