The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Technology Assessment (TA) Program develops systematic reviews, health technology assessments, and other reports at the request of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Coverage and Analysis Group. These reports are funded by an Interagency Agreement from CMS to AHRQ and used to inform national coverage policies, discussion at public Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee (MedCAC) meetings, and/or for other policy considerations.
To get complete public review, the AHRQ TA Program will post draft reports on the AHRQ TA Web site. To meet the timelines for Medicare coverage decisions mandated by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, draft technology assessment reports will be available for public review for a limited time. A notice will be sent out on the CMS Medicare Coverage and AHRQ Effective Health Care E-mail distribution lists 1 week before the posting of draft reports. Each report will be available for public review on this Web site for a total of 2 weeks.
AHRQ's TA Program supports and is committed to the transparency of its review process. Therefore, starting March 18, 2009, invited peer review comments and public review comments will be publicly posted on the TA Program Web site at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/techix.htm within 3 months after the associated final report is posted on this Web site. The report authors' responses to the comments (the "disposition of comments") will be posted on the same Web page as the associated comments.
Review StepsWhen a draft Technology Assessment report is available for review, you may review the draft report by completing the associated review form and then selecting "Submit" on the form.
Note: Comments received after the review period will not be accepted.
Currently Available for ReviewNo draft technology assessments are available at this time.
Available SoonSkin Substitutes for Treating Chronic Wounds.
Review will begin 9:00 AM on Dec. 28, 2011, to 5:00 PM, Jan. 13, 2012.
QuestionsPlease contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Current as of December 2011
Call for Public Review. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ta/tareview.htm