ARTICLE | Politics & Policy

CMS to discuss ESAs

October 27, 2010 12:02 AM UTC

CMS's Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) will meet on Jan. 19, 2011, as part of an ongoing national coverage analysis (NCA) for the use of erythropoiesis stimulating agents (ESAs) to treat anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). CMS began the analysis in June after requests to create a national coverage determination(NCD) to establish coverage limitations for ESA use in both pre-dialysis and dialysis renal disease patient populations. ...