Policy Article Revisions Summary for March 31, 2022

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Policy Article (PA) that has been revised and posted. The policy included is Oral Antiemetic Drugs (Replacement for Intravenous Antiemetics). Please review the entire LCD and related PA for complete information.

Oral Antiemetic Drugs (Replacement for Intravenous Antiemetics)

PA

Revision Effective Date: 04/01/2022
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO Final Rule 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Removed: “The link will be located here once it is available.”
Added: “The required Face-to-Face Encounter and Written Order Prior to Delivery List is available here.” with a hyperlink to the list
ICD-10-CM CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: ICD-10-CM D49.4, D49.511, D49.512, D49.6, D49.89 from Group 1 due to NCD 110.18 update

03/31/2022: 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:

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, 31 Mar 2022 12:17:33 +0000