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Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)

MRA is a specific application of MRI. CMS believes that the continued existence of separate NCDs is unnecessary, and that the provisions of the MRA NCD at section 220.3, should be merged under the NCD for MRI at section 220.2. Thus, section 220.3, MRA, will no longer appear as a separate NCD. The effect of this change will maintain existing national coverage for both MRI and MRA, and will eliminate the non-coverage language that currently exists for MRA at section 220.3, thereby permitting local Medicare contractors to cover (or not cover) all indications of MRA (and MRI) that are not specifically nationally covered or nationally non-covered.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: July 09, 2010

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