Pear Therapeutics developed the first FDA Approved software application to be used in addition to normal evidence based substance abuse counseling and it is a product that passed my scrutiny and something that has been needed for a long time. We currently have several clients using it and the response and results have been exceptional and far out weighed my expectations. However the cost is high as is with any prescription these days and the funds to cover the cost are coming from a grant that wont last forever so it is extremely important to get this bill passed so it can be covered by Medicare and Medicaid a like and will allow us to continue to use this tool in are recovery efforts. So please read below and let are government officials know that we need their help getting this done.
As you know, one of the barriers for broad access to PDTs is payer coverage, and access to these treatments for patients who need it is important. Despite strong data showing a reduction in overall healthcare resource utilization associated with our products and evidence-based clinical outcomes, we are still struggling to get payers to adopt PDTs.
To change this, the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, or AMCP, is working with Pear and other PDT companies to urge Congress to pass the Access to Prescription Digital Therapeutics Act of 2022 this year. If this bill passes, it will allow CMS to create national Medicare coverage for PDTs and enable Medicaid coverage as well.
Right now, the bill has more than 20 Senators and Representatives signing on as cosponsors, and we can use your support.
AMCP developed a turn-key way for citizens to let their members of Congress know that they support turning this bill into law. Anyone can click the link below to automatically send a note to every member of your Congressional delegation.
Thank you for your ongoing support in the shared mission of ensuring patients who deserve evidence-based treatment receive evidence-based treatment.
Please go to the AMCP website this week, and let Congress know how you feel.