42 U.S. Code § 1395ee - Practicing Physicians Advisory Council; Council for Technology and Innovation
(b) Council for Technology and Innovation
The Secretary shall establish a Council for Technology and Innovation within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (in this section referred to as “CMS”).
The Council shall be composed of senior CMS staff and clinicians and shall be chaired by the Executive Coordinator for Technology and Innovation (appointed or designated under paragraph (4)).
The Council shall coordinate the activities of coverage, coding, and payment processes under this subchapter with respect to new technologies and procedures, including new drug therapies, and shall coordinate the exchange of information on new technologies between CMS and other entities that make similar decisions.
(4) Executive Coordinator for Technology and Innovation
The Secretary shall appoint (or designate) a noncareer appointee (as defined in section 3132 (a)(7) of title 5) who shall serve as the Executive Coordinator for Technology and Innovation. Such executive coordinator shall report to the Administrator of CMS, shall chair the Council, shall oversee the execution of its duties, and shall serve as a single point of contact for outside groups and entities regarding the coverage, coding, and payment processes under this subchapter.
Source(Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XVIII, § 1868, as added Pub. L. 101–508, title IV, § 4112,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1388–64; amended Pub. L. 108–173, title IX, § 942(a),Dec. 8, 2003, 117 Stat. 2420; Pub. L. 111–148, title III, § 3134(b)(2),Mar. 23, 2010, 124 Stat. 435.)
A prior section 1395ee, act Aug. 14, 1935, ch. 531, title XVIII, § 1868, as added July 30, 1965, Pub. L. 89–97, title I, § 102(a), 79 Stat. 329, provided for creation of a National Medical Review Committee, functions of such Committee, including submission of annual reports to the Secretary and Congress, employment of technical assistance, and for availability of assistance and data, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 90–248, title I, § 164(c),Jan. 2, 1968, 81 Stat. 874.
2010—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–148struck out subsec. (a) which related to the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council.
2003—Pub. L. 108–173, § 942(a)(1), inserted “; Council for Technology and Innovation” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–173, § 942(a)(2)–(4), inserted subsec. heading, redesignated existing provisions as par. (1), substituted “in this subsection” for “in this section”, and redesignated former subsecs. (b) and (c) as pars. (2) and (3), respectively.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–173, § 942(a)(5), added subsec. (b). Former subsec. (b) redesignated par. (2) of subsec. (a).
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–173, § 942(a)(4), redesignatedsubsec. (c) as par. (3) of subsec. (a).
Termination of Advisory Councils
Advisory councils established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of their establishment, unless, in the case of a council established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such council is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a council established by Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 ofPub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.