LCD ID Number: L35936 Status: A-Approved
LCD Title: Facet Joint Interventions for Pain Management
Geographic Jurisdiction: New York - Upstate Other Jurisdictions
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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): [Required]
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.
Title XVIII of the Social Security Act, Section 1862(a)(7). This section excludes routine physical
Section 1833(e) prohibits Medicare payment for any claim which lacks the necessary information to process the claim.
This LCD supplements but does not replace, modify or supersede existing Medicare applicable National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) or payment policy rules and regulations for Facet Joint Interventions for Pain Management. 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 Facet Joint Interventions for Pain Management 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 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, Section 50 Drugs and Biologicals
- CMS IOM Publication 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual, Chapter 1,
- Part 1, Section 30.3 for Acupuncture
- Part 2, Section 150.7 for Prolotherapy, Joint Sclerotherapy, and Ligamentous Injections with Sclerosing Agents
- Part 4, Section 220.1 for Computed Tomography (CT)
- CMS IOM Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 13,
- Section 10.1 Billing Part B Radiology Services and Other Diagnostic Procedures
- Section 20 Payment Conditions for Radiology Services
- Section 30 Computerized Axial Tomography (CT) Procedures
- CMS IOM Publication 100-08, Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 13, Section 13.5.4 Reasonable and Necessary Provision in an LCD
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