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CMS publishes LCD for oxygen 

CMS publishes LCD for oxygen 

WASHINGTON – CMS has published a new local coverage and policy article for oxygen and oxygen equipment, AAHomecare reports. 

Here is a link to the LCD: 

Here is a link to the policy article: 

The new LCD goes into effect Jan. 1. 

CMS is not required to provide a comment period, because the LCD contains what the agency calls “non-discretionary changes.” 

Both the LCD and policy article remove references to chronic stable state, severe lung disease and the certification of medical necessity requirement. 

CMS first published a proposed national coverage determination for home oxygen that eliminated the CMN requirement in July 2021. It published a final NCD in September of that year. 


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