Three DME carriers have scheduled public meetings to receive and review comments from interested parties regarding recently-released draft local coverage determination (LCD) policies, including "Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea."

Below is meeting and registration information for the three carriers hosting forums:

  • NHIC (Jurisdiction A: Conn., D.C., Del., Mass., Md., Maine, N.H., N.J., N.Y., Pa., R.I., and Vt.)
    Wednesday, October 22, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
    75 Sgt. William B. Terry Drive
    Hingham, MA 02043

Please register before Monday, October 20, 2008, with Luz Maniego at (213) 593-6835.

  • CIGNA (Jurisdiction C: Ark., Az., Calif., Hawaii, Iowa, Id., Ks., Mo., Mont., N.D., Nev., Ore., S.D., Utah, Wash., and Wyo.)
    Monday, October 13, 2008 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT
    The Millennium Maxwell House Hotel
    2025 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
    Nashville, TN 37228

Please register and submit presentation materials to CIGNA Medical Director Dr. Robert Hoover no later than Friday, October 3, 2008, at; note facsimile responses cannot be accepted.

  • NGS (Jurisdiction B: Ill., Ind., Ky., Mich., Minn., Ohio, Wis.)
    Monday, October 20, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. ET
    National Government Services
    8115 Knue Rd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46250

Interested parties who wish to make presentations of scientific evidence and other relevant information must submit a written request that includes the following items: Name, address, telephone number of the presenter E-mail address Name and address of the organization represented (if applicable) Name of draft policy

Please register in writing by October 6, 2008 at the following address:
Adrian M. Oleck, MD
Medical Director, DME MAC Jurisdiction B
National Government Services
8115 Knue Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46250