Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC)

Contractor Advisory Committee Meeting

As part of the 21st Century Cures Act, contractors are mandated to base an LCD on robust evidence. Part of the process is to convene SMEs as necessary to review the literature and provide input that plays a role in the development of a future coverage decision.

The purpose of the CAC meeting is to provide a formal mechanism for healthcare professionals to be informed of the evidence used in developing an LCD and promote communications between the MACs and the health care community. The CAC panel will discuss the clinical literature and rate their confidence in a series of key questions. Discussions will occur between SMEs and Contractor Medical Directors. The public may attend; however, questions from the public will not be entertained.

Complete meeting details such as agenda, bibliography of literature for evidentiary review, registration, voting questions, and webinar information are posted below. The meeting will be recorded and both the audio and written transcript will be made public.

Meeting Details Meeting Date/Time Agenda Bibliography Questions Registration
Topic: Botulinum Toxins
Host: National Government Services

Teleconference/Webinar (Webex)
Thursday, 10/19/2023
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Agenda Please refer to Questions Questions Registration Closed
Topic: KidneyIntelX Test
Host: National Government Services

Teleconference/Webinar (Webex)
Thursday, 8/24/2023
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET
Agenda Bibliography Voting Questions Registration Closed
Topic: Cervical Fusion
Host: Noridian - Multijurisdictional CAC

Teleconference only
Wednesday, 8/16/2023
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Agenda N/A Questions Registration Closed
Topic: Trigger Point Injections
Host: WPS Government Health Administrators – Multijurisdictional CAC
Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) Meetings (

Teleconference/Webinar (Webex)
Thursday, 4/27/2023
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
Agenda Bibliography Key Questions Registration Closed
Topic: Non-Invasive Technology for Coronary Artery Plaque Analysis

Host: CGS Multijurisdictional Contractor Advisory Committee Meeting

Teleconference/Webinar (Microsoft Teams)
Thursday, 5/25/2023
2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. ET
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. CT
Agenda Please refer to Voting Questions Voting Questions Registration Closed

Revised 7/20/2023