Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), HHS.
Notice of meeting.
This notice announces a public meeting of the Medical and Surgical Procedures Panel of the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee (MCAC). The panel provides advice and recommendations to the agency about clinical coverage issues. The panel will hear and discuss presentations from interested persons regarding the treatment of non-neurogenic urinary incontinence in adults. The meeting will focus on two treatment options: biofeedback and pelvic floor electrical stimulation. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2, section 10(a)(1) and (a)(2)).
The Meeting: The meeting will be held on April 12, 2000 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. and on April 13, 2000, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. E.S.T.
Deadline for Presentations and Comments: March 22, 2000, 5 p.m.
Special Accommodations: Persons attending the meeting who are hearing impaired and require sign language interpretation, or have a condition that requires other special assistance or accommodations, are asked to notify the Executive Secretary by March 31, 2000.
The Meeting: The meeting will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.
Presentations and Comments: Submit formal presentations and written comments to Constance A. Conrad, Executive Secretary; Office of Clinical Standards and Quality; Health Care Financing Administration; 7500 Security Boulevard; Mail Stop S3-02-01; Baltimore, MD 21244.
Website: You may access up-to-date information on this meeting at www.hcfa.gov/quality/8b.htm.
Hotline: You may access up-to-date information on this meeting on the HCFA Advisory Committee Information Hotline, 1-877-449-5699 (toll free) or in the Baltimore area (410) 786-9379.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Constance A. Conrad, Executive Secretary, 410-786-4631.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On August 13, 1999, we published a notice (64 FR 44231) to describe the MCAC, which provides advice and recommendations to us about clinical issues. This notice announces the following public meeting of the MCAC:
Current Panel Members:
Alan M. Garber, M.D.; Michael D. Maves, M.D.; Angus M. McBryde, M.D.; H. Logan Holtgrewe, M.D.; Kenneth P. Brin, M.D.; Les J. Zendle, M.D.; Bruce Sigsbee, M.D.; Linda D. Bradley, M.D.; James P. Rathmell, M.D.; Arnold M. Epstein, M.D.; Phyllis E. Greenberger, M.S.W.; Marshall S. Stanton, M.D.
The Panel will hear and discuss presentations from interested persons regarding the treatment of non-neurogenic urinary incontinence in adults. The meeting will focus on two treatment options: biofeedback the first day and pelvic floor electrical stimulation the second day.
Procedure and Agenda:
This meeting is open to the public. The panel will hear oral presentations from the public for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes on each day of the meeting. The Panel may limit the number and duration of oral presentations to the time available. If you wish to make formal presentations you must notify the For Further Information Contact person, and submit the following by the Deadline for Presentations and Comments date listed in the DATES section of this notice: a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments you wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an estimate of the time required to make the presentation. We will request that you declare at the meeting whether or not you have any financial involvement with manufacturers of any items or services being discussed (or with their competitors).
After the public presentation, we will make a presentation to the Panel. After our presentation, the Panel will deliberate openly on the topic. Interested persons may observe the deliberations, but the Panel will not hear further comments during this time except at the request of the chairperson. At the end of the Panel deliberations each day, the Panel will allow approximately a 30-minute open public session for any attendee to address issues specific to the topic. After which, the members will vote and the Panel will make its recommendation.
(Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program)Start Signature
Dated: February 29, 2000.
Jeffrey L. Kang,
Director, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality, Health Care Financing Administration.
[FR Doc. 00-6421 Filed 3-14-00; 8:45 am]
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