Draft LCDs

When there are draft Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) that are in the comment period, this webpage will provide a summary of comments received and Noridian's response. This information will remain on this webpage for at least six months.

The draft LCDs are available on the CMS Medicare Coverage Database (MCD).

Status Indicators

D = Draft under development, not yet released for comment
C = Draft LCD released for comment
E = Formal comment period has ended; comments now being considered
F = Final new/revised LCD has been issued for notice
A = Active policy: notice period complete and the policy is in effect

Send Draft LCD Comments to:

Mail:
Noridian Medicare JE Part A
Attention: Draft LCD Comments
PO Box 6781
Fargo, ND 58103-6781
Email: policydraft@noridian.com

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Draft LCD Title Release Date of Draft LCD for Comment End Date for Comment Period Current Status Comments / Responses Date of Release for Notice Link to Final LCD
4Kscore Assay This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Allergy Testing This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Bladder/Urothelial Tumor Markers [PDF] 06/02/16 08/08/16 F View 03/31/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
Botulinum Toxins Types A and B This link will take you to an external website. 06/02/16 08/08/16 A View 12/29/16 View This link will take you to an external website.
Cardiovascular Stress Testing, Including Exercise and/or Pharmacological Stress and Stress Echocardiography This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 E View 06/01/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
Cataract Surgery in Adults This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Chest X-Ray Policy This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 E      
Chiropractic Services This link will take you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View 06/01/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
Duplex Scan of Lower Extremity Arteries This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Electrocardiograms This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
GlycoMark Testing for Glycemic Control This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View 06/15/17 View This link takes you to an external website.
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy This link will take you to an external website. 06/02/16 08/08/16 E      
Injections - Tendon, Ligament, Ganglion Cyst, Tunnel Syndromes and Morton's Neuroma This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View 04/06/17 View This link takes you to an external website.
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) This link takes you to an external website. 02/04/16 04/10/16 E      
Intraoperative Neurophysiological Testing This link will take you to an external website. 06/02/16 08/08/16 E      
Lumbar MRI This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Measurement of Salivary Hormones This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F   06/05/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
MolDX: AlloSure Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA Test This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
MolDX: APC and MUTYH Gene Testing  This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View 03/12/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
MolDX – CDD: Oncotype DX® Breast Cancer for DCIS (Genomic Health™) This link takes you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/30/16 F No Comments Received for this LCD 02/09/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
MolDX-CDD: Percepta© Bronchial Genomic Classifier This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F   03/12/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
MolDX-CDD: ProMark Risk Score This link takes you to an external website. 06/02/16 08/08/16 E View This link will take you to an external website. 04/01/17 View This link will take you to an external website.
MolDX: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling to Guide Treatment in Patients with Advanced Primary Peritoneal, Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Cancer This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling to Guide Treatment in Patients in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling to Guide Treatment in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: DecisionDx-UM (Uveal Melanoma) This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: EndoPredict Breast Cancer Gene Expression Test This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
MolDX: Foodborne Gastrointestinal Panels Identified by Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 8/14/17 C      
MolDX: Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplified Tests for Respiratory Viral Panels This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
MolDX: OncotypeDX® Genomic Prostate Score for Men with Favorable Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
MolDX: Prolaris Prostate Cancer Genomic Assay for Men with Favorable Intermediate Risk Disease This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Prometheus IBD sgi Diagnostic Policy This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
MolDX: VectraDA, a Multibiomarker Disease Activity Test for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Vita Risk Pharmacogentic Test for Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Xpresys Lung This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
MRI and CT Scans of the Head and Neck This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Noninvasive Extracranial Arterial Studies This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Noninvasive Peripheral Venous Studies This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Noninvasive Physiologic Studies of Upper and Lower Extremity Arteries This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Plastic Surgery This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Polysomnography and Other Sleep Studies This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View 04/18/17 View This link takes you to an external website.
Pulmonary Function Testing This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Adults with Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Respiratory Care (Respiratory Therapy) This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Serum Magnesium This link takes you to an external website. 06/02/16 08/08/16 F View 01/26/17 View This link takes you to an external website.
Transcranial Doppler Studies This link takes you to an external website. 06/01/17 08/14/17 C      
Trigger Point Injections This link will take you to an external website. 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View This link takes you to an external website. 03/15/17 View This link takes you to an external website.
Visual Electrophysiology Testing This link takes you to an external website. 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Vitamin D Assay Testing 06/02/16 08/08/16 A View 12/19/16 View This link takes you to an external website.

Last Updated Jun 14, 2017