Topic: Unique Device Identifier
In a letter sent to CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, HHS's Office of Inspector General urges inclusion of unique device identifiers on claim forms.
Draft guidance released this morning by the FDA aims to clarify “expected content and forms” of UDIs for medical devices.
The practice of adding unique device identifiers to Medicare claims forms now has the backing of both the FDA and CMS, despite previous pushback from the CMS.
Unique device identifiers must be required on medical claim forms as well as in electronic health records, says the Pew Charitable Trusts.