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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) in Medicare Beneficiaries with Implanted Permanent Pacemakers (PMs) or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

Effective for claims with dates of service on or after February 24, 2011, CMS will allow for coverage of MRI for Medicare beneficiaries with implanted PMs or ICDs when those beneficiaries are enrolled in clinical studies that are approved by CMS for the purpose of gaining further evidence about the utility and safety of MRI exposure. Coverage under the coverage with evidence development (CED) paradigm is also contingent on all the criteria at section 220.2.C.1 of the NCD Manual being met.

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

Issue Date: March 04, 2011

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