Notice Period Initiated for LCD in AZ, MT, ND, SD, UT & WY
Medicare Coverage Articles
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Noridian Administrative Services, LLC (NAS) has posted the following local coverage determination (LCD) for notice period starting October 15, 2007:
· Nerve Blockade: Somatic, Selective Nerve Root, and Epidural
This LCD was simplified by creating one list of payable ICD-9 CM codes which describes/directly indicates pain. (Prior versions required two ICD-9 CM codes for payment: a code for an underlying condition that caused pain and a code that describes/directly indicated pain.) The narrative of "Indications and Limitations of Coverage and/or Medical Necessity" was updated.
This LCD may be viewed on/or After October 10, 2007 at: www.noridianmedicare.com. To view this LCD use the following steps:
Under Medicare Part A Select the state you wish to view After reading the provider agreement, select 'Accept' Select 'Coverage' from the top of the page Select 'LCDs-Final/Active/Retired' Select state under the 'Final (in Notice Period) Policies' Select LCD