Alliance for Aging Research Comments on National Coverage Determination for Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)

– On September 13, 2019, 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 to develop a solid coverage policy that provides all Medicare beneficiaries with severe degenerative mitral regurgitation or functional mitral regurgitation access to all appropriate treatments. The Alliance submitted comments to CMS Administrator Seema Verma and the CMS Coverage Analysis Group which were co-signed by the below:

  • Alliance for Aging Research
  • Caregiver Action Network
  • HealthyWomen
  • Heart Valve Voice US
  • Mended Hearts and Mended Little Hearts
  • Men’s Health Network

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 was founded in 1986 in Washington, D.C., and has since become a valued advocacy organization and a respected influential voice with policymakers. For more information, please visit

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  FINAL TMVR comment (203K PDF)