Future Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs)

Future Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) are available on the CMS Medicare Coverage Database website.

If an LCD contains "Coding Guidelines," they are indicated by an asterisk (*) after the MCD Number.

  • Once you access the LCD, the "Coding Guidelines" can be found under the heading, "LCD Attachments" near the end of the document.
  • Note: All CPT/HCPCS codes listed are mentioned in the LCD, but are not necessarily subject to diagnosis codes or coverage criteria.

Looking for LCDs Converted to ICD-10?

A list of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) converted to ICD-10 is available on the LCDs by Contractor Index This link takes you to an external website.. Use the scroll box on the index to select your Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and select the "Submit" button to view a list of states that the specified MAC services. You can then select your MAC name from the table to view the future translated LCDs.

Below is a listing of the Future LCDs. All LCDs for Jurisdiction E states contain the same content/guidelines.


Medicare Database Number LCD Title CPT / HCPCS Codes Referenced
L34324 Cardiovascular Stress Testing, Including Exercise and/or Pharmacological Stress and Stress Echocardiography This link takes you to an external website. 93015, 93016, 93017, 93018, 93320, 93321, 93325, 93350, 93351, 93352, J0153, J0395, J1245, J1250, J3490
L34213 Diagnostic and Therapeutic Colonoscopy This link takes you to an external website. 44388,44389,44390, 44391, 44392, 44394, 44401, 44402, 44404, 44405, 44406, 44407, 45378, 45379, 45380, 45381, 45382, 45384, 45385, 45386, 45388, 45389, 45391, 45392, 45393
L36864 GlycoMark Testing for Glycemic Control This link takes you to an external website. 84378
L36846 Measurement of Salivary Hormones This link takes you to an external website. 84999


Last Updated Jun 23, 2017