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). Here, you can learn about CMS’s NCD process and view summaries of recent NCDs – each with the effective date listed and a link to the full NCD.

Effective 4/13/2015

Effective for services performed on or after 4/13/2015, Medicare will cover annual voluntary HIV screening for beneficiaries age 15 to 65 and for beneficiaries younger …

Effective 2/28/2016

Medicare covers percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation when the device has received FDA premarket approval …

Effective 1/27/2016

Medicare is expanding national coverage for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for three separate medical conditions …