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CMS Issues Transmittal Regarding the Display of ICD-10 LCDs on the MCD.

Jennifer Kirchner | September 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a transmittal to ensure that ICD-10 Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Articles display on the Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) in a timely manner, to allow providers sufficient time to make changes to their billing systems. Medicare contractors shall publish all ICD-10 LCDs and associated ICD-10 Articles on the MCD no later than April 10, 2014. All other LCDs and Articles (not containing ICD-10 information or Articles not attached to an LCD) shall be published on the MCD by September 4, 2014.

The transmittal (1293) regarding display of ICD-10 LCDs on the MCD is available at:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. “Display of ICD-10 Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) on the Medicare Coverage Database (MCD).” Transmittal 1293. 6 Sept. 2013.

About the Author

Jennifer Kirchner is a licensed attorney in Illinois and Wisconsin. Ms. Kirchner has expertise in assessing provider compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark Law, the False Claims Act, HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules and clinical research laws and regulations.