Medicare Coverage Updates February 2011

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Cahaba GBA Local Coverage Determination Policies and Articles

Draft Policies

Cahaba GBA is proposing the following new draft policies:

  • Medicine: Long-Term Wearable Electrocardiographic Monitoring (WEM)
  • Medicine: Neurophysiology Evoked Potentials (NEP)
  • Surgery: Continuous Peripheral Nerve Blocks (CPNB)
  • Surgery: Debridement of Skin Ulcers and Wounds

These draft policies should be available on the Cahaba website by February 21, 2011 and an Open Local Determinations (LCD) meeting is being held Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Parties interested in providing input on the development of these policies or hearing the discussion can register to attend the meeting in person or via teleconference. Register at Calendar of Events.

Written comments will be accepted on the draft policies for the 45 day comment period beginning February 28, 2011 by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by letter to the Medical Director at:

Cahaba GBA MAC A & B
Comments for Draft LCDs
P.O. Box 13384
Birmingham, AL 35202-3384

All Cahaba LCDs and articles can be accessed from the Cahaba GBA (www.cahabagba.com) web site at Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Articles  (choose your state and select ‘LCDs’ or ‘Articles’). To view draft LCDs, select “Draft Documents” under LCDs.

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