Effective 4/10/2018

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a change request that informs contractors that effective for claims with dates of service on and after April 10, 2018, Medicare will allow for coverage of MRI for beneficiaries under certain conditions. CMS has determined that MRI for Medicare beneficiaries with an implanted pacemaker (PM), implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P) or cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) is reasonable and necessary under certain circumstances.