JM Open Meeting: October 10, 2022

Published 11/07/2022

Open Meeting Notification — Proposed LCD(s) Released for Comment 


  1. Amniotic and Placental-Derived Product Injections and/or Applications for Musculoskeletal Indications, Non-Wound DL39128/DA58883
  2. Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone (LHRH) Analogs DL39387/DA59160
  3. Magnesium DL39400/DA59186
  4. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Wound and Flap Management DL39385/A59158
  5. Sacroiliac Joint Injections and Procedures DL39402/DA59192
  6. Thermal Destruction of the Intraosseous Basivertebral Nerve (BVN) for Vertebrogenic Lower Back Pain DL39420/DA59205
  7. Transurethral Waterjet Ablation of the Prostate DL38549/DA58008
  8. Vitamin D Assay Testing DL39391/DA59170
  9. White Cell Colony Stimulating Factors DL37176/DA56748

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) assigned Palmetto GBA the task of developing local coverage determinations (LCDs) for processing and reviewing Medicare claims for Jurisdictions J and M. These LCDs can be found utilizing the Proposed LCD by Contractor Report on the Medicare Coverage Database. The entire LCD and related billing and coding article should be completely reviewed prior to the preparation of comments. A link to the proposed billing and coding article is located under the Associated Documents section of the proposed LCD.

An open meeting was held via web conference October 10, 2022.

Important reminder: Providers and/or suppliers are cautioned not to make any changes based upon the information contained in a proposed LCD. Proposed LCDs are often substantially revised based upon the comments received. Revisions will be considered once all comments have been reviewed. The final LCD will be published in the CMS Medicare Coverage Database and on individual contractors’ websites, allowing for a minimum of 45-days’ public notice before the LCD becomes effective.

Refer to each contractor’s web site for additional information about LCD development and for copies of the draft LCDs.

Meeting Documents

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