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We Need Your Help to Challenge CGS Proposal to Make MIGS Investigational


Recently, CGS Administrators published a proposed local coverage determination policy on micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) that considers some procedures, including adult goniotomy and canaloplasty, to be “investigational.”


Medicare typically does not pay for investigational or experimental treatments.


The OOS is concerned that CGS’ proposed policy states that the MIGS procedures below are considered investigational in patients over age 18 for glaucoma management:

The OOS has submitted comments and now we need Ohio ophthalmologists to do the same. To submit personal comments to CGS, please email  by July 29, 2023.

Be sure to include “Public Comment for Proposed LCD - Micro-Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) (DL37578)” in the subject line.


Due to online security requirements, CGS is unable to accept encrypted emails, compressed attachments, and links. Comment letters are accepted as MS Word and/or Adobe PDF attachments.                 


 Key points that you may choose to include are:

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