LCD ID Number: L35041 Status: A-Approved
LCD Title: Application of Bioengineered Skin Substitutes to Lower Extremity Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
Geographic Jurisdiction: Texas Other Jurisdictions
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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 bioengineered skin substitutes. 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 bioengineered skin substitutes 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:
- CMS IOM Publication 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual, Chapter 1, Part 4, Section 270.3 Blood-Derived Products for Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
- CMS IOM Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 17, Section 40 Discarded Drugs and Biologicals
- CMS IOM Publication 100-08, Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 13, Section 13.5.4 Reasonable and Necessary Provisions in LCDs
Change Request References:
- CMS Change Request, CR 8213; Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Chronic Non-Healing Wounds; issued June 10, 2013.
Social Security Act (XVIII) Standard References:
- Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, 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 1833(e) states that no payment shall be made to any provider for any claim that lacks the necessary information to process the claim.
- Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1862(a)(7). This section excludes routine physical examinations.
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