Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Brief Blog: Novitas Publishes Draft LCD for GI Pathogens

Novitas has just published a draft LCD for GI pathogens and multiplex testing.  

Find it at DL38229 at CMS.  Comments to May 28.

It's a busy area for MACs.  

  • Novitas published an LCD for pathogens last fall I found maddeningly vague (tests are covered when medically necessary and timely).  
  • MolDx published a pathogens LCD this spring which is extremely detailed.   
  • The MolDx tech assessment guide, though, for pathogen panels is a generation forward in clarity and completeness (here).

The new GI LCD proposal from Novitas is in-between, like the middle bowl of porridge in the Goldilocks story.