Effective 2/15/2018

Effective for claims with dates of service on or after February 15, 2018, CMS advised that coverage of Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs) is no longer contingent upon participation in a trial/study/registry. Specific clinical criteria do need to be met for coverage.

You may view the full text of the NCD at https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/ncd-details.aspx?NCDId=110&ncdver=4&bc=AgAAgAAAAAAA&