During the 45-day comment period, which was open February 25, 2021 through April 10, 2021, the DME MACs received comments from 2 commenters.
Introduction to Responses
The DME MACs appreciate the comments received from stakeholders during the open comment period on the proposed Respiratory Assist Devices Local Coverage Determination (LCD) (DL33800). We reviewed the comments in their entirety. Submitted comments that cite published, peer-reviewed literature provide suitable evidence that may inform policy, while less rigorous comments (e.g., anecdotal, unpublished information not subject to peer review) are much less influential to policy determinations.
NOTE: DME MACs review all submitted comments and may choose to consolidate similar thematic comments or redact or withhold certain submissions (or portions thereof such as those containing private or proprietary information or inappropriate language or duplicate/near duplicate submissions). As a result, there may be a discrepancy between the number of comments in the article and the actual number of comments received.