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CMS does not specify effective date for new changes. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a decision memo for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The decision memo, posted on Tuesday by CMS, reviewed the proposed updates to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) 220.2 (C )(1) and 220.2…
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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…