CMS updates process for making coverage decisions

October 9, 2003

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it has updatedand improved its process for making Medicare coverage decisions. A noticepublished in the Federal Register on Sept. 26 incorporates lessons learnedover the past 3 years and implements certain requirements of the Medicare,Medicaid, and SCHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) of 2000.