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July 22, 2021

Enteral Nutrition and Parenteral Nutrition – Final LCDs and Response to Comments (RTC) Articles Published

Joint DME MAC Publication

On July 22, 2021, the DME MACs published the following final Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and LCD-related Policy Articles (PAs):

  • Enteral Nutrition LCD (L38955) and LCD-related PA (A58833)
  • Parenteral Nutrition LCD (L38953) and LCD-related PA (A58836)

These LCDs consist of finalized content, as a result of the New LCD Request Process and written comments received during the comment periods for the proposed LCDs.

The posting of the final LCDs marks the beginning of the 45-day notice period. The final LCDs go into effect for claims with dates of service on or after September 5, 2021.

Along with the final LCDs and LCD-related PAs, the DME MACs published Response to Comments (RTC) articles, which address written comments received during the comment periods. The RTC articles are as follows:

  • Response to Comments: Enteral Nutrition LCD – DL38955 (A58835)
  • Response to Comments: Parenteral Nutrition LCD – DL38953 (A58837)

Interested stakeholders may find the RTC document by searching for the article number in the Medicare Coverage DatabaseExternal website. The RTC document is also located in the Associated Documents section of the respective LCDs.

Please refer to each DME MAC website for additional information about policy development and access to the final LCDs.


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