Contractor Advisory Committee Meeting Announcement: January 11, 2021


Noridian Healthcare Solutions, along with CGS Administrators, Palmetto GBA and WPS Government Health Administrators, will host a multi-jurisdictional Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting via teleconference on January 11, 2021, from 3–7 p.m. ET. Discussions will focus on Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Pathogens.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) assigned Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) the task of developing Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs). The purpose of the CAC meeting is to provide a formal mechanism for health care professionals to be informed of the evidence used in developing the LCD and promote communications between the MAC and the healthcare community. The CAC panel will be asked to discuss the clinical literature related to Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Pathogens and rate their confidence in a series of key questions. Discussions will occur between CAC panelists and contractor medical directors. The public may attend; however, questions from the public will not be entertained.

Interested stakeholders are invited to listen via teleconference. Advance registration is required. Register online.

Once registered you will receive the teleconference information via email prior to the meeting. Lines will remain muted throughout the conference except for the invited CAC panelists and the MAC hosts.

Multi-Jurisdictional Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Pathogens Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) Meeting Agenda

1. Welcome and Introductions

Facilitator: Anitra Graves, MD, MMM, FCCP, FAASM, CAL-E, CAL-O

2. Key Questions & Discussion of the Evidence

The CAC panel and Contract Medical Directors will discuss the clinical literature related to Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Pathogens with attention to multiplex or panel tests and rate their confidence in a series of Key Questions.

3. Polling

CAC Panelists

4. Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Facilitator: Anitra Graves, MD, MMM, FCCP, FAASM, CAL-E, CAL-O





Last Updated: 12/07/2020