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    Default Medicare and LCD

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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.
    Anita Hudson, CPC
    Scott and White Bryan/College Station

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    Jacksonville, Florida - 90417



    It means the local coverage determination for that code is no longer in effect.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

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    Thank you for your help. I did not look at the other code I will do that. Thanks again.
    Anita Hudson, CPC
    Scott and White Bryan/College Station

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