Awareness : Did You Know? 2015-2016

Did You Know? Weekly Educational Series 29

For the Week of April 11, 2016-Radiation Oncology

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)—retired Part A and Part B LCD (LCD ID number: L33378 )

The LCD for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is being retired due to the coding information within the LCD, which is secondary to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) manual standard, and is in need of updating. The future coding information will be revised and updated in the June 2016 LCD cycle.

Effective date:
This LCD retirement is effective for services rendered on or after April 7, 2016. LCDs are available through the CMS Medicare coverage database at