42 CFR 426.531 - Board's review of the NCD to apply the reasonableness standard.
(2) Conduct a hearing unless the matter can be decided on the written record.
(3) Close the NCD review record to the taking of evidence.
(5) Issue a decision as described in § 426.547.
(b) Optional steps. The Board may consult with appropriate scientific or clinical experts concerning clinical and scientific evidence to apply the reasonableness standard to the provision(s) listed in the aggrieved party's complaint.
(c) Authority for the Board in NCD reviews when applying the reasonableness standard. In applying the reasonableness standard to a provision (or provisions) of an NCD, the Board must follow all applicable laws and regulations, as well as NCDs other than the one under review.