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Don’t count on headlines; reading the fine print is crucial. Recently I presented a RACuniversity webcast on the changes to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), the MitraClip, and more. If you missed it, you can still watch it on demand. There are a couple…
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OIG audits device credit reporting. The confluence of two major healthcare news stories is creating confusion among providers. News of changes to the national coverage determination (NCD 20.4) for implantable cardioverter defibrillators, as first reported by Ronald Hirsch, MD, for RACmonitor, nearly collided with a report on device credit from…
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For implanted cardioverter defibrillators, (ICDs) there is no national coverage determination (NCD), nor is there an implementation date. As we have reported in past editions of RACmonitor eNews, the national coverage determination (NCD) for placement of implanted cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) was recently updated. As I reported last week, the changes…
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Every patient receiving an ICD for primary prevention will be required to have an encounter for shared decision-making using an evidence-based decision tool. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a final decision memo on changes to the national coverage determination (NCD) for implantable cardioverters defibrillators (ICDs).…