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LCD for Pain Management (L33622)
See related Articles:
A52863-Billing and Coding: Pain Management

Contractor Information

Contractor Name: National Government Services, Inc. - Full list of policies of this Medicare Contractor

Contractor Number: 14112

Contractor Type: MAC B

LCD Information

LCD ID Number: L33622 Status: A-Approved

LCD Title: Pain Management

Geographic Jurisdiction: Maine Other Jurisdictions

Original Determination Effective Date: 10/01/2015

Original Determination Ending Date:

Revision Effective Date: 06/24/2020

Revision End Date:

CMS National Coverage Policy: Language quoted from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and coverage provisions in interpretive manuals is italicized throughout the policy. NCDs and coverage provisions in interpretive manuals are not subject to the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) Review Process (42 CFR 405.860[b] and 42 CFR 426 [Subpart D]). In addition, an administrative law judge may not review an NCD. See Section 1869(f)(1)(A)(i) of the Social Security Act.

Unless otherwise specified, italicized text represents quotation from one or more of the following CMS sources:

Title XVIII of the Social Security Act (SSA):

Section 1862(a)(1)(A) excludes expenses incurred for items or services which are not reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member.

Section 1833(e) prohibits Medicare payment for any claim which lacks the necessary information to process the claim.

Code of Federal Regulations:

42 CFR, Section 410.32, indicates that diagnostic tests may only be ordered by the treating physician (or other treating practitioner acting within the scope of his or her license and Medicare requirements) who furnishes a consultation or treats a beneficiary for a specific medical problem and who uses the results in the management of the beneficiary's specific medical problem. Tests not ordered by the physician (or other qualified non-physician provider) who is treating the beneficiary are not reasonable and necessary (see Sec. 411.15(k)(1) of this chapter).

CMS Publications:

CMS Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15:

    50 – 50.6 Drugs and Biologicals
CMS Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15:
    80 Requirements for Diagnostic X-Ray, Diagnostic Laboratory, and Other Diagnostic Tests
CMS Publication 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual, Chapter 1:
    30.3 Acupuncture
    150.7 Prolotherapy, Joint Sclerotherapy, and Ligamentous Injections with Sclerosing Agents
    220.1 Computed Tomography
    280.14 Infusion Pumps
CMS Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 12:
    40 Surgeons and Global Surgery
    50 Payment for Anesthesiology Services
    70 Payment Conditions for Radiology Services
    140.3.2 Anesthesia Time and Calculation of Anesthesia Time Units
CMS Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 13:
    10 ICD-9-CM Coding for Diagnostic Tests
    20 Payment Conditions for Radiology Services
    30 Computerized Axial Tomography (CT) Procedures
CMS Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 23:
    20.9 Correct Coding Initiative (CCI)
CMS Publication 100-08, Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 13:
    13.5.1 – Reasonable and Necessary Provisions in LCDs
National Correct Coding Initiative Policy Manual for Medicare Services, Chapter II: Anesthesia Services. CPT Codes 00000-09999.

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