Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) Information

What is a Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC)?

In 1990, Congress created the Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) to serve as a democratic advisory body for Medicare carriers.  CACs are commissioned by state and carrier and are comprised of physicians from most specialty groups as well as representatives from medical societies and other relevant entities.  The CAC acts as a liaison in representing the opinions of the profession in making decisions about Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and carrier policies.  CACs typically hold quarterly meetings.

Why is this important?

The Chiropractic Contractor Advisory Committee (CCAC) representative for your state and contractor can be an excellent resource for questions regarding Medicare.  Since some policies differ among contractors, often your CCAC representative can be the best point of contact for any questions you may have.  CCAC reps have the benefit of being located under the geographic jurisdiction of the contractor and are often privy to information that is prevalent in the state.  These individuals are likely more familiar with influxes of Medicare issues experienced by their colleagues around the state and the best approach for solving them.  ACA facilitates a conference call every month to make certain that CCAC representatives are kept up to date and accurate on Medicare policy.

Who is the Chiropractic Contractor  Advisory Committee (CCAC) for my state/carrier?

Click here to see the ACA-compiled list of CCAC representatives by state and their contact information. 

If you wish to contact a CCAC rep, please do so using the information provided on this list.  If a CCAC representative is not listed for your state, or you do not receive a timely response from the representative, please contact us at gr@acatoday.org.