For the Week of March 3, 2014
I am looking for a resource related to what conditions and diagnoses Medicare covers related to implanted pacemakers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently issued a transmittal related to the covered and noncovered indications of an implanted permanent cardiac pacemakers, single chamber or dual chamber. The national coverage determination applies to claims with dates of service on or after August 13, 2013. Billing guidelines can be found in provider-information memo MM8525 at https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM8525.pdf.
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