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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) April 1st 2018 Local Coverage Determination (LCD) Updates

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April 1st 2018 LCD Updates:

  • A55945               Accreditation and Credentialing Requirements for Polysomnography LCD L36593
  • A52457               Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses – Policy Article
  • L33686               Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis
  • A54061               Arthroscopic Lavage and Arthroscopic Debridement for Osteoarthritic Knees
  • A54063               Arthroscopic Lavage and Arthroscopic Debridement for Osteoarthritic Knees
  • A55944               Billing and Coding for the Rezum® System for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
  • A55297               Billing and Coding of Drug and Biological Infusions
  • L36267               Bowel Management Devices
  • A54516               Bowel Management Devices – Policy Article
  • L33823               Cervical Traction Devices
  • A52476               Cervical Traction Devices – Policy Article
  • A52430               Clinical Trials – Medical Policy Article
  • A54799               Controlled Substance Monitoring and Drugs of Abuse Coding and Billing Guidelines
  • A54848               Drug Administration Coding
  • L33783               Enteral Nutrition
  • A52493               Enteral Nutrition – Policy Article
  • L33737               Eye Prostheses
  • A52462               Eye Prostheses – Policy Article
  • L36906               GlycoMark Testing for Glycemic Control
  • A52494               High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices – Policy Article
  • L33820               Hospital Beds And Accessories
  • A52508               Hospital Beds And Accessories – Policy Article
  • L34089               Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Testing
  • L33824               Immunosuppressive Drugs
  • A52474               Immunosuppressive Drugs – Policy Article
  • A52432               Insertion of anterior segment aqueous drainage device, without extraocular reservoir, external approach (0192T)
  • L33610               Intravenous Immune Globulin
  • L35891               Intravenous Immune Globulin
  • L34090               Laser Ablation of the Prostate
  • A52390               Laser Ablation of the Prostate – Supplemental Instructions Article
  • A52510               Mechanical In-exsufflation Devices – Policy Article
  • L37244               Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
  • L36483 (retired)   MolDX: Chromosome 1p/19q Deletion Analysis
  • L36542 (retired)   MolDX: Chromosome 1p/19q Deletion Analysis
  • L36557 (retired)   MolDX: Chromosome 1p/19q Deletion Analysis
  • L36973               MolDX: Circulating Tumor Cell Marker Assays
  • L35025               MolDX: Molecular Diagnostic Tests (MDT)
  • L36850               Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • L33800               Respiratory Assist Devices
  • A52517               Respiratory Assist Devices – Policy Article
  • A55450 (retired)  Response to Comments: MolDX-CDD: Percepta© Bronchial Genomic Classifier
  • A54961               Single Chamber and Dual Chamber Permanent Cardiac Pacemakers – Coding and Billing
  • L35906               Somatosensory Testing
  • L33556 (retired)   Vitamin D Assay Testing


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