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Virtual MEDCAC Meeting-Home Use of Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in Patients with Chronic Respiratory Failure (CRF) Consequent to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

07/22/2020


On July 22, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct a Virtual Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) meeting. The MEDCAC Panel will review the evidence specific to the home use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation by patients with chronic respiratory failure (CRF) consequent to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Devices to be considered are home mechanical ventilators (HMVs), bi-level positive airway pressure (BPAP) devices and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices. We are seeking the MEDCAC's recommendations regarding the characteristics that define those patient selection and usage criteria, concomitant services, and equipment parameters necessary to best achieve positive patient health outcomes in beneficiaries with CRF consequent to COPD. The MEDCAC will specifically focus on the scientific evidence associated with the outcomes most pertinent to the affected patient population. Outcomes of interest will include decreased mortality, decreased frequency of exacerbations requiring ER or hospital admission, increased time to hospital re-admission for respiratory related disease, and improved function and quality of life. MEDCAC panels do not make coverage determinations, but CMS benefits from their advice.
Time Session
07/22/2020
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Noninvasive Positive Pressure Ventilation in the Home for Chronic Respiratory Failure Consequent to

This meeting will focus on the home use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in patients with CRF consequent to COPD. Devices to be considered are HMVs, BPAP devices and CPAP devices. We are seeking the MEDCAC's recommendations regarding the characteristics that define those patient selection and usage criteria, concomitant services, and equipment parameters necessary to best achieve positive patient health outcomes in beneficiaries with CRF consequent to COPD. The MEDCAC will specifically focus on the scientific evidence associated with the outcomes most pertinent to the affected patient population.





Additional Information:
  • This conference is web-based:

    URL: https://letsmeet.webex.com/letsmeet/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6f9d4471a6f1f77e29f5c34c64ccdc4d

  • If there are any questions, please contact the conference coordinator(s).

    Tara Hall
    7500 Security Boulevard
    Woodlawn MD 21244
    Phone Number: 1-410-786-4347
    Email: tara.hall@cms.hhs.gov

    Michelle Atkinson
    7500 Security Boulevard
    Woodlawn MD 21244
    Phone Number: 1-410-786-2882
    Email: michelle.atkinson@cms.hhs.gov

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