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February 29, 2024

Policy Article Revisions Summary for February 29, 2024

Joint DME MAC Publication

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Policy Article (PA) that has been revised and posted. The policy included is Surgical Dressings. Please review the entire Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and related PA for complete information.

Surgical Dressings


Surgical Dressings PAExternal Website

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2024


  • Revised: Examples of when to use A1-A9 modifiers, as clarification
  • Revised: "on a surgical or debrided wound" to "on a qualifying surgical or debrided wound" in regard to A1-A9 modifier usage, as clarification
  • Revised: "number of wounds" to "number of qualifying wounds" in regard to A1-A9 modifier usage, as clarification

02/29/2024: At this time the 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Note: The information contained in this article is only a summary of revisions to the LCDs and/or PAs. For complete information on any topic, you must review the LCDs and/or PAs.


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