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LCD for Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) (L34865)
See related Articles:
A56805-Billing and Coding: Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

Contractor Information

Contractor Name: Novitas Solutions, Inc. - Full list of policies of this Medicare Contractor

Contractor Number: 12101

Contractor Type: MAC A

LCD Information

LCD ID Number: L34865 Status: A-Approved

LCD Title: Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

Geographic Jurisdiction: Delaware Other Jurisdictions

Original Determination Effective Date: 10/01/2015

Original Determination Ending Date:

Revision Effective Date: 07/01/2020

Revision End Date:

CMS National Coverage Policy:

This LCD supplements but does not replace, modify or supersede existing Medicare applicable National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) or payment policy rules and regulations for magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Federal statute and subsequent Medicare regulations regarding provision and payment for medical services are lengthy. They are not repeated in this LCD. Neither Medicare payment policy rules nor this LCD replace, modify or supersede applicable state statutes regarding medical practice or other health practice professions acts, definitions and/or scopes of practice. All providers who report services for Medicare payment must fully understand and follow all existing laws, regulations and rules for Medicare payment for MRA and must properly submit only valid claims for them. Please review and understand them and apply the medical necessity provisions in the policy within the context of the manual rules. Relevant CMS manual instructions and policies may be found in the following Internet-Only Manuals (IOMs) published on the CMS Web site.

IOM Citations:

  • CMS IOM Publication 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual,
    • Chapter 6, Section 20.4: Outpatient Diagnostic Services.
    • Chapter 15, Section 80: Requirements for Diagnostic X-Ray, Diagnostic Laboratory, and Other Diagnostic Tests.
    • Chapter 16, Section 20: Services Not Reasonable and Necessary.
  • CMS IOM Publication 100-03: Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual,
    • Chapter 1, Part 4, Section 220.2: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
  • CMS IOM Publication 100-04: Medicare Claims Processing Manual,
    • Chapter 13, Section 40.1: Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), Section 40.1.1: Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) Coverage Summary.
  • CMS IOM Publication 100-08: Medicare Program Integrity Manual,
    • Chapter 13, Section 13.5.4 Reasonable and Necessary Provision in an LCD.

Social Security Act (Title XVIII) Standard References:

  • Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1862(a)(1)(A) states that no Medicare payment shall be made for items or services which are not reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury.
  • Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1862(a)(7). This section excludes routine physical examinations.
  • Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1865 states effects of accreditation.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) References:

  • CFR, Title 42, Volume 2, Chapter IV, Part 410.32(d)(3) Diagnostic x-ray tests, diagnostic laboratory tests, and other diagnostic tests: Conditions.

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