The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to hold a meeting June 4, 2013, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. ET, to discuss preliminary determinations for applications for new durable medical equipment (DME) and accessories and O&P Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes and payment determinations for the 2014 update. The meeting provides a forum for interested parties to make oral presentations or to submit written comments in response to preliminary coding and payment determinations. The discussion will be focused on responses to CMS’ specific preliminary recommendations and will include all items on the public meeting agenda. The draft agenda, including a summary of each request and CMS’ preliminary decision, is expected to be posted on the HCPCS website at least four weeks before the meeting.
The deadline for primary speaker registration and presentation materials as well as for attendees requiring special accommodations is May 22. The registration deadline for attendees who are foreign nationals is May 16; for all other attendees, the registration deadline is May 29. Written comments on code requests scheduled to be discussed must be received by the meeting date.
The public meeting will be held in the main auditorium of the CMS central building, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850. Written comments may be sent via e-mail to [email protected] or via mail to Jennifer Carver or Kimberlee Combs Miller, HCPCS Public Meeting Coordinator, CMS, 7500 Security Boulevard, Mail Stop C5-08-27, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.
For detailed information regarding attendee and speaker registration and deadlines, visit the February 15 Federal Register.