© 2020 Palmetto GBA, LLC
We frequently update our articles to reflect the latest changes and updates to Medicare, and strongly recommend you visit this article at link below to confirm you have the latest version.
Printed Date: 9/22/2015
Answer: When a Local Coverage Determination (LCD) has been retired, only those services submitted for dates on which the policy was active can be denied based on not meeting the LCD requirements. When LCDs are retired, the services are still covered and any related NCDs or coverage listed in the Internet Only Manual (IOM) will continue to apply. Although a policy may be retired, services must still be medically reasonable and necessary. The medical necessity for services provided must still be documented in the medical record.
We value your opinion and want to provide the highest-quality and most relevant Medicare knowledge possible. Please let us know if this article was helpful.
It didn't answer my question
This article was helpful
We’re glad we could help you today and appreciate your feedback. When you rate our articles as most helpful, we know that we are on the right track for providing you with important news and information.
We're sorry this article didn't help you today. We'll use your feedback to review this article to try to revise or expand it. Contact us with more feedback or a question on this topic.
Last Updated: 03/03/2020