Alliance for Aging Research Comments on National Coverage Determination for Mitral Valve Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER)

– On July 30, 2020, the Alliance for Aging Research spearheaded a group of heart valve disease patients, family caregivers, aging organizations, advocates for minority and women’s health, and cardiologists to call on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a solid coverage policy that provides all Medicare beneficiaries with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation or functional mitral regurgitation access to mitral valve Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER), previously referred to as Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR). The Alliance submitted comments to CMS which were co-signed by the below:

  • Alliance for Aging Research
  • Association of Black Cardiologists
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • HealthyWomen
  • Heart Valve Voice US
  • National Hispanic Medical Association
  • Mended Hearts
  • Men’s Health Network
  • RetireSafe


You can read the comments here.

About the Alliance for Aging Research
The Alliance for Aging Research is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. The Alliance believes advances in research help people live longer, happier, more productive lives and reduce healthcare costs over the long term. For more than 30 years, the Alliance has guided efforts to substantially increase funding and focus for aging at the National Institutes of Health and Food and Drug Administration; built influential coalitions to guide groundbreaking regulatory improvements for age-related diseases; and created award-winning, high-impact educational materials to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their family caregivers. For more information, visit

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