Tech council lands home on CMS Web site

Sunday, March 13, 2005

March 14, 2005

WASHINGTON -- CMS announced last week that its Web site has been expanded to provide an Internet home for the Council on Technology and Innovation (CTI).
The CTI is comprised of senior level CMS leaders and experts on clinical, coverage and payment issues. The Council's mission is to coordinate policy development within CMS to ensure faster and more efficient coverage and payment of new medical technologies and to support improved methods for developing practical information about the clinical benefits of new medical technologies.
The council's new Web site,, is designed to keep providers and other stakeholders, interested in Medicare coverage, coding and payment, apprised of council activities through up-to-date information and a CTI mailing list.
In addition to information about the guidance documents CMS is developing, the CTI Web site also contains information on upcoming open door forums, town halls and other meetings related to CTI activities, as well as updates on other important CTI initiatives. CMS said it hopes the new site will encourage public participation in technology policy development.