Changes to MAC Coverage Determination for GI Panels

Dec. 19, 2019

Novitas and First Coast Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) have finalized their LCDs for Gastrointestinal Pathogen (GIP) Panels Utilizing Multiplex Nucleic Acid Amplification Techniques (NAATs). Several changes were made in response to the Joint Letters on Local Coverage Determination.

ASM signed with other members of the Clinical laboratory Coalition (CLP). Read the responses to all comments.

Both Novitas and First Coast determinations are identical and address many of the concerns raised by members of the CPHM Subcommittee on Laboratory Practices working in concert with the CLP.  View the decision letter with the CMS.