On Jan. 11, 2018, Novitas Solutions announced that its Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) have a new format. The changes have been made to accommodate the 21st Century Cures Act, a federal bill signed into law on Dec. 13, 2016.
The new LCD format includes three new sections that clarify the rationale for indications and limitations of coverage:
When draft LCDs are finalized, Novitas will include a hyperlink at the bottom of the LCD which links to a “Response to Comments (RTC)” Local Coverage Article with a summary of all the comments received during the draft comment period along with Novitas’ responses.
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