LCD ID Number: L36857 Status: A-Approved
LCD Title: Measurement of Salivary Hormones
Geographic Jurisdiction: Washington Other Jurisdictions
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CMS National Coverage Policy:
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42 CFR Sections 410.32(a) & 410.32(a)(3) require that clinical laboratory services be ordered and used promptly by the physician (or other treating practitioner acting within the scope of his or her license and Medicare requirements) who is treating the beneficiary.
42CFR411.15 excludes from coverage examinations performed for a purpose other than treatment or diagnosis of a specific illness, symptoms, complaint, or injury with specific legislative enactments as the only exceptions.
CMS Manual System, Pub. 100-02, Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 6, §§20.4.4 and 20.4.5.
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