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Local Coverage Determination Open Meeting Announcement

Jurisdiction 6/Jurisdiction K Part A/Part B MAC

Open Meeting Date Meeting Time Meeting Location
Wednesday, 2/24/2021
12:00‒4:00 p.m. CT
1:00‒5:00 p.m. ET
Virtual: teleconference/webinar

To ensure the development of LCDs occurs through a public and open process, we are soliciting scientific evidence and other scientific-based information related to the draft LCDs, from the general public and members of the Contractor Advisory Committees. 

The next combined J6/JK Open Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 2/24/2021 by teleconference/webinar. There will be no in person meeting.

The proposed LCDs below will be presented and can be accessed after 2/4/2021, on the Medical Policy Center page of our website or on the CMS Medicare Coverage Database.

    • Biomarker Testing (Prior to Initial Biopsy) for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
    • Transvenous Phrenic Nerve Stimulation in the Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea
    • Platelet Rich Plasma

Requests to Present

Interested parties who wish to make presentations of scientific evidence related to these proposed policies must submit a written request to virginia.muir@anthem.com no later than 2/12/2021. The request must include the following items:

    • Name, address, telephone number
    • Email address (if applicable)
    • Name and address of the organization represented (if applicable)
    • Name of the proposed LCD
    • Disclosure of any COI

All requests will be acknowledged by either confirming or denying the request to present at the meeting.

Reminders for Presenters (slide presentations only)

In the spirit of an Open meeting, all comments on proposed LCDs are welcome, and should be prefaced by a disclosure of any COI, but for registered presenters, these rules apply:

    • Presentations must be received no later than 2/12/2021 by 5:00 p.m. ET (no exceptions)
    • Time allotted for each presenter will be determined by the number of presenters per proposed LCD, with a maximum time allowed of ten minutes per presentation.
    • Presentations must include a COI slide

Registration and Participation

All members of the public are invited to attend the open meeting.

By Telephone

    • Participant Number: 888-456-0353
    • Participant passcode: 1620820

You will be asked for your name, association and state.

By Webex

You may register for the webinar by selecting the link below. The link will take you to a form to complete and submit. Once completed, you will receive an email with the information needed to join the webinar at the correct date/time. The email will include a phone number, meeting ID and audio PIN (which will be shown after you join the webinar) if you wish to speak.

Register for the NGS MAC Open Meeting.

At the time of the meeting, select the link in your registration confirmation email to join the webinar.

Comments on Proposed LCDs

All members of the public are invited to offer comment on the above proposed LCDs via email or by the U.S. Postal Service. The formal comment period is 2/4/2021 through 3/19/2021. Comments can be sent by email to PartBLCDComments@wellpoint.com. Comments must be accompanied by a Conflict of Interest Disclosure.  

Please send hardcopy comments to:

Contractor Medical Directors
National Government Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 7108
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7108

Revised 1/13/2021
Posted 1/7/2021


Last Modified: 1/13/21
Local Coverage Determination Open Meeting Announcement
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