Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC)

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Noridian A/B MAC may host CAC meetings for subject matter expert consultation regarding published literature in the development of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs). A CAC panel is recruited and asked a series of key questions from clinical literature related to a specific topic. The discussions between CAC panelists and Contractor Medical Directors are recorded and transcribed so that they are available to the public. Interested stakeholders are invited to listen at the time of the meeting. The A/B MAC shall include a summary of insights and recommendations from the CAC regarding the literature in the final LCD. The CAC purpose is to:

  • Serve in an advisory capacity as representatives of their constituency to review the quality of the evidence used in the development of an LCD; and
  • Be used as a formal mechanism for healthcare professionals to be informed of the evidence used in developing the LCD; and
  • Promote communications between Noridian and the healthcare community.


The CAC is composed of subject matter experts, healthcare professionals and other members as appropriate to the topic being considered. The CAC is used to supplement the MAC’s internal expertise and to ensure an unbiased and contemporary consideration of "state of the art" technology and science. CAC members are valued for their background, education, experience and/or expertise in a wide variety of scientific, clinical, and other related fields.

Participation in the CAC is voluntary. Noridian does not provide an honorarium or other forms of compensation to members. All CAC meetings will be open to the public to attend and observe.

Upcoming Meetings and Related Documents

Meetings occur as needed for the development of LCDs. Non-CAC members may participate in listen-only mode via teleconference.

State Date Topic Time Location Meeting Documents
All 07/15/24 MolDX: Biomarker Risk Stratification Testing in DCIS 2 - 4 p.m. ET

Previous Meetings and Related Documents

Date Topic Meeting Documents Recordings
10/19/23 Botulinum Toxins
08/16/23 Cervical Fusion
05/25/23 Non-Invasive Technology for Coronary Artery Plaque Analysis
04/27/23 Trigger Point Injections
02/28/23 Remote Physiologic Monitoring (RPM) and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) for Non-implantable Devices
01/05/23 Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
11/17/22 Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Acute Rejection in Heart or Lung Allografts
11/16/22 Molecular Diagnostic Testing for Acute Rejection in Kidney or Liver Allografts
03/10/22 Multi-Jurisdictional Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) for Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Procedures
12/07/21 MolDX: Predictive Testing to Guide Targeted Therapy Selection in Rheumatoid Arthritis CAC Meeting
10/12/21 MolDX: Molecular Testing for Risk Stratification of Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer
05/12/21 Amniotic Product Injections for Musculoskeletal Indications, Non-Wound
02/11/21 Epidural Interventions for Chronic Pain Management
01/11/21 Molecular Diagnostic Panel Testing for Pathogens
05/28/20 Facet Joint and Medial Nerve Branch Procedures
04/28/20 Wound Care and Skin Substitutes
11/12/19 Fluid Jet System in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
06/29/19 Pharmagenomics
06/18/19 Fractional Flow Reserve computed tomography (FFRct)



Email "LCD Reconsideration" at with questions regarding CAC meeting, process, or membership.



Last Updated Jul 11 , 2024