Medicare and LCD

hudsondna

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Howdy All,
I have a stupid question. I am from Texas, I went on the Trailblazer (Local Medicare web sight) to look up the LCD (local coverage determination) on
J0587 botulinum toxin type b (Myobloc) and it indicated that the LCD had been "retired". What does this mean? I have never seen this befor.
 

mcpalmeter

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Anita,

It means the local coverage determination for that code is no longer in effect.
Maybe the service isn't being billed enough to warrant the carrier taking a closer look at it anymore.


Just curious, did you look up procedure code J0585 as well (sometimes they might combine codes into one LCD)?


Maryann Palmeter, CPC
 

hudsondna

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Maryann,
Thank you for your help. I did not look at the other code I will do that. Thanks again.
 
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