H.R. 3635: Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017 Passes the House, Referred to Senate Committee.

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H.R. 3635: Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017 proposes to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act in order to improve the process whereby Medicare administrative contractors issue local coverage determinations under the Medicare program, and for other purposes.

Sponsored by Representative Lynn Jenkins, Kansas’s 2nd congressional district. Republican.

The bill if passed and signed would clarify several points with regards to language, implementing changes to Local Coverage Determinations (LCD).  An LCD is one of several documents that direct a medicare suppliers actions with regards to payment, eligibility and medical necessity.

H.R. 3635 Passed the House of Representatives September 12, 2018

Referred to Senate Committee Sep 17, 2018