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MLN Educational Tool

MLN901347 — October 2023

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How to Use the Medicare Coverage Database

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Using the MCD
  3. Search
  4. Search Results
  5. Reports
  7. Resources

What’s Changed?

  • We added a new FAQ modal that you can access by clicking the Submit Feedback link at the bottom of any page or by clicking the Contact Us option in the Help icon of the navigation bar
  • We added a direct link to the application programming interface (API) next to the Archive link
  • We added a new National Coverage report to the Report Menu, the National Coverage Medicare Coverage Documents Open for Public Comment Report
  • When viewing Basket results that include Local Coverage documents, the Contract Type appears under the contractor name in the Contractor column and also in Search Results
  • References to CMS Regions appear in Arabic numerals instead of Roman numerals
  • We updated instructional text for the Basket and Email Basket pages

Substantive content changes are in dark red.


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To Learn More…

If you find this educational tool helpful, you can review others in this series. To find these educational tools, go to the MLN Publications & Multimedia webpage and search for “how to.”

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