Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC)

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; and
  • 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.

CAC 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.

CAC Meetings

Meetings occur no less than three times per year. The following state-by-state CAC meetings are for members and invited guests.

State Date Time Location
Alaska
  • 06/29/17
  • 10/19/17
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. AKST Providence Medical Center
Aspen Room
3200 Providence Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508
Arizona
Closed Meetings
  • 06/20/17
  • 10/17/17
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. MST Arizona Medical Association
810 West Bethany Home Road
Phoenix, AZ 85013

Idaho
Closed Meetings

  • 06/21/17
  • 10/18/17

5:45 – 7:45 p.m. MT

Idaho Medical Association
305 West Jefferson
Boise, ID 83702

Montana / Wyoming
Closed Meetings

 

Noon – 2 p.m. MT

Teleconference only
  • 06/14/17
Noon – 2 p.m. MT Teleconference and in person at Wyoming Medical Society
122 E 17th ST
Cheyenne, WY 82001
  • 10/11/17
Noon – 2 p.m. MT Teleconference and in person at
Montana Medical Association
2021 11th Avenue, Suite 1
Helena, MT 59601
North Dakota
Closed Meetings
  • 06/07/17
  • 10/11/17
5 – 7 p.m. CT Noridian Healthcare Solutions
900 42nd St S
Fargo, ND 58103
Oregon
Closed Meetings
  • 06/24/17
  • 10/28/17
9 – 11 a.m. PT Oregon Medical Association
11740 SW 68th Parkway
Portland, OR 97223
South Dakota
Closed Meetings
  • 06/08/17
  • 10/12/17
3 – 5 p.m. CT South Dakota State Medical Association
2600 W 49th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Utah
Closed Meetings
  • 06/22/17
  • 10/19/17
4 – 6 p.m. MT Utah Medical Association
310 East 4500 South, Ste 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84107-4250
Washington
  • 06/20/17
  • 10/17/17
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. PT Hilton Garden Inn
1801 E Valley Road
Renton, WA 98055

 

Contact Information

Direct questions regarding CAC meeting, process or membership to:

Reference

Last Updated Jun 01, 2017