LCD Revision Summary for February 15, 2024

Joint DME MAC Publication

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

Surgical Dressings


Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2024
Removed: A6530, A6533, A6534, A6535, A6536, A6537, A6538, A6539, A6540, A6541, A6544, A6549

02/15/2024: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because the revisions are non-discretionary updates to remove HCPCS codes that now covered under the lymphedema compression treatment items per CMS Final Rule CMS-1780-F.

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 Feb 15 , 2024