A National Coverage Determination (NCD) will reimburse providers for diagnostic tests using sequencing.Today’s topic is DNA sequencing and its effect on society as a whole, on healthcare, and on Medicare. Sequencing is a laboratory procedure that maps the pattern of nucleotides in DNA. In 2003, sequencing an individual cost $2.7…
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…
Ronald Hirsch, MD reported on this breaking news story during the Feb. 20 edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays. Here are highlights of that reporting.   The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final decision memo on implantable cardioverter defibrillators, also known as ICDs, to update the national…