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First Coast Service Options and NOVITAS Solutions LogosDear AVF Members,We are delighted to share with you updated LCDs for the Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) First Coast and Novitas. These LCDs which are scheduled to take effect on 12/27/20, are felt to be very reasonable and appropriate concerning the care of our patients with venous disease. Through the prolonged efforts of the AVF Health Policy Committee, in conjunction with the SVS and the AVLS Health Policy Committee, we have LCDs that finally are appropriate for patients, providers, and payers. In the future, hopefully these will either translate to a National Coverage Determination (NCD), or similar LCDs with the other MACs. Thanks to all the current and past members of the AVF HPC, and our friends at SVS and AVLS for this achievement.

Harold J. Welch, MD – President, AVF
Mark D. Iafrati, MD – Chair, AVF Health Policy Committee

First Coast Varicose Veins Future Effective policy: 12/27/20

First Coast Endovenous Stenting Future Effective Policy: 12/27/20

Novitas Solutions Varicose Veins Effective Policy: 12/27/20

Novitas Solutions Endovenous Stenting Future Effective Policy: 12/27/20