LCD ID Number: L34203 Status: A-Approved
LCD Title: Cataract Surgery in Adults
Geographic Jurisdiction: American Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Northern Mariana Islands Other Jurisdictions
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CMS National Coverage Policy:
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act §1862(a)(7) excludes routine physical examinations.
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, §1862 (a)(1)(A) allows coverage and payment for only those services that are considered to be 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.
Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR CH.IV [411.15(b)(2)&(3)and(o)(1)&(2)] Services excluded from coverage
Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR CH. IV [416.65] Covered surgical procedures
CMS Manual System, Pub 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual, Chapter 1, Part 1, §80.10, Phaco-Emulsification Procedure-Cataract Extraction
CMS Manual System, Pub 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual Chapter 12, §§40.6, 40.7, Claims for Multiple Surgeries, Claims for Bilateral Surgeries
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