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The Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) contains all National Coverage Determinations
(NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs), local articles, and proposed
NCD decisions. The database also includes several other types of National Coverage
policy related documents, including National Coverage Analyses (NCAs), Coding Analyses
for Labs (CALs), Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee
(MEDCAC) proceedings, and Medicare coverage guidance documents.
The MCD offers multiple ways to locate and view data:
The MCD is intended for use by Medicare contractors, providers, and other healthcare
industry professionals. People with Medicare, family members, and caregivers should
, the official U.S. Government site for people with Medicare, for the latest information
on Medicare enrollment, benefits, and other helpful tools.
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Document Update Schedule
Local Coverage Documents (LCDs and Articles) move from the CMS Medicare Coverage Database
(MCD) to the MCD Archive in real-time, according to the following schedule:
Please visit the
MCD Archive Site
to view archived documents.
The MCD includes a comment tool that the public can use to submit comments on National
Coverage documents open for public comment.
Currently, there are no National Coverage documents open for public comment.