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Draft Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs)

The Draft LCD Comment Period is now CLOSED.

As required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Novitas posts draft Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) three times each year; typically in January, May, and September. Draft LCDs are new policies or revisions that restrict and/or involve a substantive change to existing LCDs. Novitas is required by CMS to provide a 45-day open comment period on draft LCDs. View the draft LCDs, their status, and details on how to provide comments during the open comment period.

View Draft LCDs and Status

Open Meetings

Open Meetings are for the purpose of discussing draft LCDs that are in the 45-day open comment period. The Open Meeting is not a forum for discussing specific claims; or for the submission of new drugs, indications, or marketing of forthcoming drugs or medical devices. Read more information regarding the meeting format, schedule and registration.

View Open Meeting Details  

Draft LCD Comments and Contractor Responses

View comments and responses provided on draft LCDs. Please note: Comments and author’s identifying information, such as name and email address, may be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act or other laws.

Draft LCD Comments and Responses


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Last modified:  11/03/2017