Chiropractic Services LCD Retirement - Effective December 31, 2019

This Local Coverage Determination (LCD) has been retired under contractor numbers: 02102 (AK), 02202 (ID), 02302 (OR), 02402 (WA), 03102 (AZ), 03202 (MT), 03302 (ND), 03402 (SD), 03502 (UT), and 03602 (WY).

Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) Number: L34009
LCD Title: Chiropractic Services
Effective Date: December 31, 2019
Rationale: LCDs are retired due to lack of evidence of current need(s) for the education and/or edits or in some cases because the material is addressed by a National Coverage Determination (NCD), a coverage provision in a CMS interpretative manual, another LCD or an article. Retirement does not mean that medical necessity has changed or that the LCD no longer reflects appropriate criteria. The guidance in the retired LCD may be helpful in assessing medical necessity.

As Noridian recently retired the Chiropractic Services LCD, a Billing and Coding Article was published in the Medicare Coverage Articles Database to provide guidance in the billing, coding, and documentation services, as supplementary to the provisions of the CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, Section 30.5 and CMS IOM, Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 12, Section 220.

Visit the Retired LCDs webpage to access the retired LCDs.

Last Updated Jan 30, 2020