On February 27, 2009, CMS published a notice announcing the dates for the 2009 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) public meetings to discuss CMS’s preliminary coding and payment determinations for public requests for revisions to the HCPCS, including dates to consider new drug code requests.  The meeting dates are as follows: 

April 28, 2009: Drugs/Biologicals/Radiopharmaceuticals/Radiologic Imaging Agents (CMS notes that the April 29 date is tentative and may not be needed)

May 12 – 13, 2009: Supplies and Other Items

May 27, 2009: Orthotics and Prosthetics

May 28, 2009: Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and Accessories

July 9, 2009: DME and Accessories, including Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT) devices.

The notice outlines deadlines for primary speakers and other attendees. Draft agendas, including a summary of each request and CMS’s preliminary decision, will be posted on the CMS website at least 4 weeks before each meeting.