We are soliciting public comment on our intent to revise the Charter for our Federal Advisory committee, the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC). The most substantial change we are proposing to the current Charter is the ability for CMS to broaden the use of the Representative role on MEDCAC. Under the proposed Charter, at-large members to MEDCAC (those not in special roles like the Chairs, industry representatives and patient advocates) will be able to elect to serve as either an Special Government Employee (SGE) or a Representative. The Representative is allowed to be informed by his/her supporting constituency prior to the meeting, in comparison to the SGE who represents only himself or herself.
Current Charter [PDF, 218KB]
Proposed Charter [PDF, 29KB]