CMS outlines expedited process for NCDs

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has announced an updated process for new or reconsidered national coverage decisions (NCDs). According to a notice published in Federal Register, CMS will periodically publish on its website the NCDs it proposes to remove and the reasons why. After taking public comment for 30 calendar days, the agency will remove, retain or formally reconsider the NCDs in question. CMS says the revised policy does not alter or amend regulations that establish rules related to the administrative review of NCDs. The notice was effective Aug. 7.