MedCAC meeting for CPAP
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
The Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee will convene Sept. 12 to discuss obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis requirements to qualify patients for coverage of continuous positive airway pressure therapy. CMS decided in March to reconsider its national coverage policy disallowing home-based sleep testing (1"The Gray Sheet" March 19, 2007, p. 12). The meeting pushes back CMS' decision timeline; a proposal is now expected Dec. 14, to be finalized in March...
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