LCD ID Number: L34038 Status: A-Approved
LCD Title: B-type Natriuretic Peptide (BNP) Testing
Geographic Jurisdiction: Washington Other Jurisdictions
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CMS National Coverage Policy:
Language quoted from the 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 a NCD. See §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):
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §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.
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1833(e) prohibits Medicare payment for any claim which lacks the necessary information to process the claim.
Section 1862(a)(7) excludes routine physical examinations (screening).
Code of Federal Regulations:
42 CFR Sections 410.32(a) & 410.32(a)(3) require that clinical laboratory services be ordered and used promptly by the physician (or other treating practitioner acting within the scope of his or her license and Medicare requirements) who is treating the beneficiary.
42CFR411.15 excludes from coverage examinations performed for a purpose other than treatment or diagnosis of a specific illness, symptoms, complaint, or injury with specific legislative enactments as the only exceptions.
CMS Manual System, Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 6, §§20.4.4 and 20.4.5.
CMS Manual System, Pub 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 9, §100 General Billing Requirements.
CMS Manual System, Pub 100-20, One Time Notification, Transmittal 477, dated April 24, 2009, Change Request 6338.
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