LMRP was an administrative and educational tool to assist providers, physicians and suppliers in submitting correct claims for payment. They outlined how contractors were to review claims to ensure that they met Medicare coverage requirements.
LMRPs pre-date LCDs; and, were retired in their entirety by December 2005. All LMRP document versions are posted on the MCD Archive. LMRPs could include "reasonable and necessary" information, as well as benefit category and statutory exclusion provisions. LCDs and Articles replaced LMRPs.