Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Effective September 28, 2009, CMS finds that the blanket non-coverage of MRI for blood flow determination at section 220.2 of the NCD Manual is no longer supported by the available evidence. Therefore, CMS is removing the phrase blood flow measurement, from the NCD, giving local Medicare contractors discretion to cover (or not cover) this use. This revision is a national
coverage determination (NCD).
Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Issue Date: October 16, 2009
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