In response to the released discussion draft of the Cures 2.0 legislation, the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition (“PCRC”) submitted a letter to Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) on July 9, 2021, offering recommendations for legislative reform to include in the Cures 2.0 package.  Specifically, PCRC requested that Cures 2.0 include language guaranteeing clinician-led clinical data registries access to Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children’s Health Insurance Program (“SCHIP”) claims data for quality improvement, patient safety, and research purposes.  Such reforms would allow clinician-led clinical data registries to link their outcomes data with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (“CMS’s”) claims data in a way that would assist in the development of effective alternative payment models and provide a greater understanding of the real-world impact of new medical technologies and therapies across numerous patient populations.  PCRC looks forward to working with Representatives DeGette and Upton to ensure that clinician-led clinical data registries have a meaningful way to gain continuous access to Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP claims data.

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