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Upcoming webinars focus on NGS’ new local coverage determination for OMT

The educational webinars will review the new guidelines and documentation requirements.


National Government Services, a Medicare contractor, is offering educational webinars to review the new local coverage determination (LCD) for osteopathic manipulative treatment.

The webinars will provide guidance in determining medical necessity, documentation requirements and understanding utilization guidelines. Attendees will also learn about the requirements necessary to bill an evaluation and management visit with an OMT visit.

Webinars will be offered:

  • Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m.-Noon ET.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. ET.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1-2:30 p.m. ET.

The new LCD becomes effective Nov. 1 in 10 states: Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.

To register for a webinar, visit and select the Education tab, then Webinars and Teleconferences. Scroll through the list of sessions and select a date.


  1. cb schwartz

    Ummmm, I am unable to find these specific webinars listed. I have scrolled thru the list multiple times looking for them (as I can only make the one on the 9th). Any specific details as to the name of the webinar?

    1. Rose Raymond

      Hi Dr. Schwartz, I believe the webinars will only show up for physicians registered as Medicare providers for specific programs/areas. I was able to view them by selecting “Register as Guest” on the home page, then I selected “Part B Provider” and “Connecticut” for state. The exact title of the webinar is: “JK: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: New LCD & Documentation Requirements.” You can also try this link to register for the webinar directly.

      I hope this helps.

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