The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to hold a meeting on June 3, 2014, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. ET, to discuss public requests for 2015 revisions to new durable medical equipment (DME) and accessories and O&P Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes. Additional information, including preliminary coding determinations, will be posted in advance of the meeting. The meeting will provide 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 submission of presentation materials is May 21. The registration deadline for attendees who are foreign nationals is May 15; for attendees who require special accommodations and all other attendees, the registration deadline is May 27. 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 central building of CMS, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850. Written comments may be submitted 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 24 Federal Register.