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LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for April 20, 2023

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and Policy Article (PA) that have been revised and posted. The policy included is Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment. Please review the entire LCD and related PA for complete information.

Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment


Revision Effective Date: 04/01/2023
Removed: "Beneficiaries do not change group classification when going from initial coverage to continued coverage based upon changes in blood oxygen testing results" (effective 09/27/2021)

04/20/2023: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because the revisions are non-discretionary updates due to updates to National Coverage Determination 240.2.


Revision Effective Date: 04/01/2023
Added: Q-modifier billing instructions for normoxemic patients

04/20/2023: At this time the 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Note: The information contained in this article is only a summary of revisions to the LCDs and/or PAs. For complete information on any topic, you must review the LCDs and/or PAs.

With the update(s) listed above, Noridian would like to remind users how to find the policy that was previously effective. When billing, the supplier should follow guidance that was effective on the date of service. The below steps can be followed to find all previous policies:

  1. Open the currently effective policy on the Medical Coverage Database (MCD)
    1. Links to the MCD can be found on the Active LCDs page on the Noridian website
      1. There is a link at the top of the Active LCD page that goes to a full list of the LCDs or PAs, depending on which link is selected OR
      2. There are direct links to all LCDs under the 'LCD ID number and Effective Date' column
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the policy
  3. Find the section labeled Public Version(s)
  4. Look for the link to the policy that was effective on the dates of service in question
  5. Click on hyperlink to go to the policy


            Last Updated Thu, 20 Apr 2023 14:06:08 +0000