Open Public Meeting

The Part B Open Public Meetings (formerly known as Open Draft Meeting) are scheduled by the Noridian Contractor Medical Director(s) to allow the general public to submit information for Noridian's consideration in Medicare Local Coverage Determination (LCD) development; however, specific claims are not discussed during these meetings.

Presenters / Speakers

If you wish to make a presentation at this open meeting, contact Christine Burnside, Assistant to the Contractor Medical Directors, using the contact information provided below.

Due to time constraints, all presentations will be limited to ten (10) minutes, with an additional five (5) to ten (10) minutes allowed for discussion. Requests to present at the meeting and all final slide submissions must be submitted two (2) weeks prior to the event date. No changes to the presentation will be accepted after the two week deadline.


There are two ways to participate:

  1. In person (at host site location)
  2. Teleconference

To attend in person, you must pre-register with Christine Burnside no later than two weeks prior to event date. Directions for those choosing to attend in person will be provided by Noridian upon receipt of registration request. Only those registered will be able to attend this meeting due to capacity limits.

State(s) Date Time Location Teleconference Topics for Agenda



11 a.m. - Noon PT

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
1617 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA  92101 

Conference Code 4246584455 

  • Benign Skin Lesion Removal (Excludes Actinic Keratosis, and Mohs)
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • MolDX-Chromosome 1p-19q deletion analysis
  • MolDX-HLA-DQB1-06-02 Testing for Narcolepsy
  • Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Treatment of Males with Low Testosterone Levels


LCDs are administrative and educational tools that assist providers, physicians and suppliers in submitting correct Medicare claims for coverage. Draft LCDs are accessible from the Noridian Draft LCDs webpage.

Send all written comments for Part B regarding the draft policies by mail or email to:

Mail Email
Noridian JE Part B CMD Policy Development
900 42nd Street S
P.O. Box 6783
Fargo, ND 58108-6783



Last Updated Jan 12, 2016