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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, 2/26/2020 12:00‒3:00 p.m. CT
1:00‒4:00 p.m. ET
Illinois State Medical Society
20 N. Michigan Avenue
Suite 700
Michigan Room
Chicago, IL 60602

The next combined J6/JK Open Meeting will be held on 2/26/2020 at the Illinois Medical Society in Chicago, IL.

To ensure the development of LCDs occurs through a public and open process, NGS is soliciting published evidence related to the proposed LCDs, from the public and the Contractor Advisory Committees.

The proposed LCDs will be presented and can be accessed after 2/6/2020, on the Medical Policy Center page of our website or on the CMS Medicare Coverage Database.

    • Prostate Rectal Spacers
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
    • Category III CPT® Codes (This revision is limited to an introductory wording change only and does not involve change in coverage for any specific CPT code.)

Requests to Present

Interested parties who wish to make presentations of scientific evidence related to these proposed policies must submit a written request to Laketa.OBannon@anthem.com no later than 2/14/2020. 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 conflict of interest

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 2/14/2020 by 5 p.m. (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 Conflict of Interest (COI) slide

Registration and Participation

All members of the public are invited to attend the open meeting. If you plan to attend the meeting in person, please RSVP to Laketa.OBannon@anthem.com by Wednesday, 2/19/2020.

By Telephone

    • Participant Number: 877-445-5490
    • Conference ID: 9183058

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

By Webex

You may register for the webinar by selecting the link below, using Ctrl+click. 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).

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 2/6/2020 through 3/22/2020. Comments can be sent by email to PartBLCDComments@wellpoint.com. Comments must be accompanied by disclosure of any conflict of interest.

Please send hard-copy comments to:

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

Revised 1/16/2020
Posted 1/9/2020


Last Modified: 1/16/20
Local Coverage Determination Open Meeting Announcement
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