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November 1, 2018

Ohio Open Meeting: Draft Local Coverage Determinations – (November 14th, 2018)

CGS will host an Open Meeting for comments from physicians/providers and the general public related to the development of Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) for Medicare Jurisdiction 15 on November 14th, 2018 at the following time and location:

Date: November 14th, 2018
Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m. ET
Place: OSU Physicians, Inc.
700 Ackerman Rd., Suite 6000A
Columbus, Ohio 43202

The conference room number has changed to 6000A, still on the 6th floor. CGS has been informed that the building is still under construction. OSU is hoping that the main entrance will be open in time for the meeting. If not, OSU will send CGS information regarding how to enter the building as the time gets closer and we will relay via a listserv message.

Also, the guest parking is now an hourly rate. There are signs and a machine to pay in the parking lot.

Please note that this is an Open Meeting and not the Contractor Advisory Committee Meeting (CAC).

If you are unable to attend in person and would like to join the meeting via teleconference, please use call in information below.

Dial In: 1.877.375.2583 Pass Code: 995271

The following draft LCDs will be discussed:

Draft Policies

The following policies were written for provider guidance and/or updated based on new technology and information available

  • DL37832: MolDX: Breast Cancer IndexTM (BCI) Gene Expression Test
  • DL37834: MolDX: Decipher® Biopsy Prostate Cancer Classifier Assay for Men with Very Low and Low Risk Disease
  • DL37836: MolDX: Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect for Men with Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer (MCRPC)
  • DL37905: MolDX: Envisia, Veracyte, Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Diagnostic Test
  • DL37903: MolDX: Inivata, InVisionFirst, Liquid Biopsy for Patients with Lung Cancer
  • DL37907: MolDX: myPath Melanoma Assay
  • DL37909: MolDX: NeuroIDgenetix® Test

Interested parties who wish to make presentations related to the draft LCD(s) must submit a written request, no later than November 6th, 2018, to CMD.Inquiry@cgsadmin.com and include the following information:

  • Name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of presenter
  • Name, address, telephone number and e-mail address of organization
  • Name of draft LCD
  • Copy of the presentation

The presentation must be attached to your request. Each presentation will be limited to 10 minutes.

Future Meetings

  • February 12th, 2019 – Joint KY/OH Teleconference
  • June 18th, 2019 – Joint KY/OH Onsite Meeting

The dates for the last meeting for 2019 have not been finalized. Once the schedule has been completed, you can visit the CGS Medicare website https://www.cgsmedicare.com under Medical Policies for the 2019 schedule.

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