Medicare Coverage Database (MCD)

The draft LCDs are available on the CMS MCD website:

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.

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 JF Part A
Attention: Part A Medical Director
PO Box 6781
Fargo, ND 58103-6781
Email: policydraft@noridian.com

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Draft LCD Title Release Date for Draft LCD Comment End Date for Comment Period Current Status Comments / Responses Date of Release for Notice Link to Final LCD
4Kscore Assay 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Allergy Testing 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Cardiovascular Stress Testing, Including Exercise and/or Pharmacological Stress and Stress Echocardiography 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View 06/01/17 View
Cataract Surgery in Adults 02/08/17 04/10/17 F View [PDF] 08/24/17 View
Chest X-Ray Policy 10/06/16 12/15/16 E      
Chest X-Ray 10/05/17 12/12/17 D      
Chiropractic Services 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) 02/08/17 04/10/17 F N/A 08/17/17 View
Duplex Scan of Lower Extremity Arteries 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Electrocardiograms 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Frequency of Hemodialysis 10/05/17 12/15/17 C      
GlycoMark Testing for Glycemic Control 10/06/16 12/15/16 F View 06/15/17 View
Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy 06/02/16 08/08/16 E      
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) 02/04/16 04/10/16 E      
Intraoperative Neurophysiological Testing 06/02/16 08/08/16 E      
In Vitro Chemosensitivity & Chemoresistance Assays 02/01/18 04/13/17 D      
Lumbar MRI 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Measurement of Salivary Hormones 10/06/16 12/15/16 F   06/05/17 View
MolDX: AlloSure Donor-Derived Cell-Free DNA Test 06/01/17 08/14/17 F View 10/25/17 View
MolDX: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling to Guide Treatment in Patients with Advanced Primary Peritoneal, Fallopian Tube and Ovarian Cancer 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling to Guide Treatment in Patients with Metastatic Colorectal Cancer 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Comprehensive Genomic Profiling to Guide Treatment in Patients with Metastatic Melanoma 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Cystatin C Measurement 02/01/2018 04/13/2018 C      
MolDX: DecisionDx-UM (Uveal Melanoma) 02/08/17 04/10/17 F View 08/07/17 View
MolDX: EndoPredict Breast Cancer Gene Expression Test 06/01/17 08/14/17 F View 12/14/17 View
MolDX: Foodborne Gastrointestinal Panels Identified by Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) 06/01/17 8/14/17 E      
MolDX: Guardant360® Plasma-Based Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) 02/01/2018 04/13/2018 C      
MolDX: Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplified Tests for Respiratory Viral Panels 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
MolDX: OncotypeDX® Genomic Prostate Score for Men with Favorable Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
MolDX: Prolaris Prostate Cancer Genomic Assay for Men with Favorable Intermediate Risk Disease 02/08/17 04/10/17 F View 08/10/17 View
MolDX: Prometheus IBD sgi Diagnostic Policy 06/01/17 08/14/17 F View 12/14/17 View
MolDX: VectraDA, a Multibiomarker Disease Activity Test for Rheumatoid Arthristis (RA) 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
MolDX: Xpresys Lung 02/08/17 04/10/17 F View 08/14/17 View
Monitored Anesthesia Care (MAC) 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
MRI and CT Scans of the Head and Neck 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Noninvasive Extracranial Arterial Studies 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Noninvasive Peripheral Venous Studies 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Noninvasive Physiologic Studies of Upper and Lower Extremity Arteries 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Plastic Surgery 02/08/17 04/10/17 F View [PDF] 08/24/17 View
Pulmonary Function Testing 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) in Adults with Treatment Resistant Major Depressive Disorder 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      
Respiratory Care (Respiratory Therapy) 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Transcranial Doppler Studies 06/01/17 08/14/17 E      
Visual Electrophysiology Testing 02/08/17 04/10/17 E      

Last Updated Jan 19, 2018