Medicare Coverage Updates January 2011

on Monday, 10 January 2011. All News Items

National Coverage Determinations Policies

The January 2011 quarterly updates to the Laboratory NCDs made ICD-9-CM diagnosis code changes to the policies for Thyroid Testing and Gamma Glutamyl Transferase. For details see, MLN Matters Article MM7204,

Cahaba GBA Local Coverage Determination Policies and Articles

Changes were recently made to the following Cahaba GBA local coverage policies:

CPT/HCPCS Changes

Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) Article - J10 MAC A NCD - Sterilization (A50478)
Drugs and Biologicals: Immune Globulin Intravenous (IVIg) (L30029)
Medicine: Debridement Services (L30004)

Radiology: Computed Tomography of the Abdomen and Pelvis (L30048)
Medicine: Partial Hospitalization Programs (L30008)

 Content changes

Transportation Services: Ambulance (L30022)

Retired Policies

Educational Article - CPT 0193T (Transurethral, radiofrequency micro-modeling of the female bladder neck and proximal urethra for stress urinary incontinence) (A49858)

All Cahaba LCDs and articles can be accessed from the Cahaba GBA (www.cahabagba.com) web site at Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Articles  (choose your state and select ‘LCDs’ or ‘Articles’).

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