LCD ID Number: L34394 Status: A-Approved
LCD Title: Visual Fields Testing
Geographic Jurisdiction: Kentucky Other Jurisdictions
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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 treating physician (or other treating practitioner acting within the scope of his or her license and Medicare requirements).
CMS Publication 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Decisions Manual, Chapter 1:
80.9 Computer Enhanced Perimetry.
CMS Transmittal No. 1770, Publication 100 – 04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Change Request #6520, July 10, 2009, Medicare contractor annual update of the international classification of diseases, ninth revision, clinical modification (ICD-9-CM).
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