LCD ID Number: L34411 Status: A-Approved
LCD Title: Blepharoplasty, Eyelid Surgery, and Brow Lift
Geographic Jurisdiction: South Carolina Other Jurisdictions
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CMS National Coverage Policy:
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, §1862(a)(10) prohibits payment for cosmetic surgery. Procedures performed only to improve appearances without a functional benefit are not covered by Medicare.
CMS Internet-Only Manual, Pub 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 16, §20 Services not reasonable and necessary, §120 Cosmetic Surgery
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