The topic of medical necessity has surfaced in the form of National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs).

The topic of medical necessity has surfaced in the form of National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs).  Some policies which did contain a non-specific code in ICD-9-CM no longer include that code for ICD-10-CM. 

Efforts to fix what has been identified as the first significant issue to emerge under ICD-10 appear to be underway with Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).  Local coverage determinations (LCDs) will be updated.