Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services January 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Document Number: E8-1361
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Medicare Program; Request for Nominations for Members of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC)
Document Number: E8-1345
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
This notice announces the request for nominations for consideration for membership on the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC). We are requesting nominations for both voting and nonvoting members to serve on the MedCAC. Nominees are selected based upon their individual qualifications and not as representatives of professional associations or societies. We have a special interest in ensuring that women, minority groups, and physically challenged individuals are adequately represented on the MedCAC. Therefore, we encourage nominations of qualified candidates from these groups. The MedCAC reviews and evaluates medical literature, reviews technology assessments, and examines data and information on the effectiveness and appropriateness of medical items and services that are covered or eligible for coverage under Medicare. The MedCAC advises the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), as requested by the Secretary, whether medical items and services are reasonable and necessary under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act.