On March 27, CMS published a notice soliciting nominations for membership on the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC), which advises the HHS Secretary on whether medical items and services are “reasonable and necessary” and therefore eligible for Medicare coverage. MedCAC is looking for experts in a number of area, with the most critical needs in the following fields: experts in Bayesian statistics; clinical epidemiology; clinical trial methodology; knee, hip, and other joint replacement surgery; ophthalmology; psychopharmacology; registries; rheumatology; screening and diagnostic testing analysis; and stroke. MedCAC also needs experts in biostatistics in clinical settings, cardiovascular epidemiology, cost effectiveness analysis, dementia, endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, minority health, observational research design, stroke epidemiology, and women’s health. Nominations will be considered if postmarked by April 27, 2009.