CMS is seeking comments on its Medicare coverage with evidence development (CED) policy, under which CMS provides conditional Medicare coverage for an item while collecting clinical data. CMS is looking for feedback on the use of CED in national coverage determinations and its impact on Medicare and its beneficiaries. The input will be used to “to develop a guidance document that better aligns CED with the rapidly evolving changes in our healthcare system,” and to help the CED process serve “as a mechanism that simultaneously reduces barriers for innovation and enables CMS to make better informed decisions that improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries.” Comments will be accepted until January 6, 2012.