Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC)

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Noridian maintains a CAC for each state within Jurisdiction F with the purpose of offering:

  • A formal mechanism for physicians in the State to be informed of and participate in the development of an LCD in an advisory capacity
  • A mechanism to discuss and improve administrative policies that are within carrier discretion
  • A forum for information exchange between Noridian and physicians

The focus of the CAC is to discuss Draft Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), issues presented in each state, and administrative policies. The Noridian CAC does not address issues and policies related to private insurance business, is not a forum for peer review, and is not an avenue for discussion of individual cases, claims, or providers.

While the CAC reviews all draft LCDs, the final implementation decision about LCDs rests with the Contractor Medical Directors (CMDs) who jointly develops the agenda with the CAC members.

Membership

The CAC is composed of physicians (no more than one per specialty/provider type), a beneficiary representative, and representatives of other medical organizations. The role of each CAC members serve to improve the relations and communication between Medicare and the physician community. This includes disseminated draft LCDs and information about the Medicare program and discuss inconsistent or conflicting Medicare medical review policies. CAC members are not paid for their services.

Meetings

Meetings occur no less than three times per year. The following state-by-state CAC meetings are for members and invited guests. Non-CAC members may participate in listen-only mode via teleconference. After the CAC meeting, Non-CAC Members may submit comments in writing.

State Date Time Location
Alaska 02/28/19
06/27/19
10/24/19
5:30 - 7:30 p.m. AKST

Providence Alaska Medical Center (Aspen Room)
3200 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK  99508

Registration for Non-CAC Members

Arizona 02/19/19
06/18/19
10/15/19
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. MT

Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ  85008

Registration for Non-CAC Members

Idaho 02/20/19
06/19/19
10/16/19
5:45 - 7:45 p.m. MT

Idaho Medical Association
305 West Jefferson
Boise, ID 83702

Registration for Non-CAC Members

Montana / North Dakota / Wyoming 02/13/19
06/19/19
10/09/19
4 - 6 p.m. MT
5 - 7 p.m. CT

Teleconference only

Registration for Non-CAC Members

Oregon 02/16/19
06/29/19
10/26/19
9 - 11 a.m. PT

Oregon Medical Association
11740 SW 68th Parkway
Portland, OR 97223

Registration for Non-CAC Members

South Dakota 02/14/19
06/13/19
10/10/19
3 - 5 p.m. CT

South Dakota State Medical Association
2600 W 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Registration for Non-CAC Members

Utah 02/21/19
06/20/19
10/17/19
4 - 6 p.m. MT

Utah Medical Association
310 East 4500 South, Ste 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-4250

Registration for Non-CAC Members

Washington 02/12/19
06/18/19
10/29/19
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. PT

Teleconference Only for the 2/12/19 meeting due to recurring heavy snows.

Registration for Non-CAC Members

All 03/20/19 1 - 4 p.m. EST Webex - Call-in Information TBA

 

Contact

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Reference

 

Last Updated Feb 20, 2019