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National Coverage Determinations

National Coverage Determinations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) makes changes to the services covered by Medicare. These changes are updated via National Coverage Determinations (NCDs). National Coverage Determinations are made through an evidence-based process.

When CMS updates the NCDs, the changes can be found here:

 

The following NCDs have been added or updated since January 1, 2015. For more information on an NCD listed below, including restrictions and qualifications, click on the link.

September 26, 2017 - Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use

August 29, 2017Leadless Pacemakers (20.8.4)

June 26, 2017Percutaneous image-guided lumbar decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis

April 4, 2017 - Gender Dysphoria and Gender Reassignment Surgery (140.9)

October 3, 2016 - Stem Cell Transplantation Formerly 110.8.1 (110.23)

October 3, 2016 - Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC)

March 7, 2016 - Screening for Cervical Cancer with Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

March 7, 2016 - Screening for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

January 13, 2016 - Cardiac Pacemakers: Single Chamber and Dual Chamber Permanent Cardiac Pacemakers

January 4, 2016 - Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)

September 21, 2015 - Speech Generating Devices

September 8, 2015 - Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests

June 23, 2015  - Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA)

April 13, 2015 - Screening for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection

February 02, 2015 - Final National Coverage Determination on Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)

January 13, 2015 - Final Decision Memorandum: Microvolt T-wave Alternans