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Retired Policies

The following are retired policies. To access the policies listed on this page, make a note of the MCD Policy #, then enter that number in the Document ID field on the CMS Medicare Coverage Database (MCD). Be sure to note the retired effective date of the retired policy, as the policy will not appear as retired until the retired effective date. Prior to the retired effective date, the policy can be accessed by selecting the Local Coverage Determinations (LCD) link from the list of Policy links on the left side of this web page.

To access a previously retired policy (no longer included on this page), please visit the CMS MCD Archive Search web page.

February 2015

POLICIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE CMS AND WPS MEDICARE WEBSITES ON 01/29/2015.

Policy Title MCD Policy # WPS Policy # Effective Date
Drugs of Abuse Testing DL34677 PATH-038 02/01/2015
This Proposed Draft LCD is being retired, it will not be finalized. Please see the active LCD L32450- Drug Testing for coverage guidance.

January 2015

POLICIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE CMS AND WPS MEDICARE WEBSITES ON 12/24/2014.

Policy Title MCD Policy # WPS Policy # Effective Date
Category III Codes L32569 PHYS-082 02/15/2015
This LCD is being retired; please see an LCD with the same name; Category III Codes, new LCD # L35488, PHYS-084.
Mohs Micrographic Surgery L30713 DERM-004 02/15/2015
This LCD is being retired and replace by an LCD with the same name of Mohs Micrographic Surgery. New LCD ICD# is L35492, DERM -010.
Removal of Benign Skin Lesions L30330 DERM-008 02/15/2015
This LCD is being retired. See our new Removal of Benign Skin Lesions policy, LCD ID L35496. DERM-011

December 2014

POLICIES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE CMS AND WPS MEDICARE WEBSITES ON 11/26/2014.

There are no retired policies for December 2014.