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MM13017: Removal of a National Coverage Determination & Expansion of Coverage of Colorectal Cancer Screening

This revised Article comprises Subregulatory Guidance for removal of National Coverage Determination (NCD) 160.22 - Ambulatory Electroencephalographic (EEG) Monitoring, lowering the minimum age for colorectal cancer screening (CRC) from age 50 to 45 for certain tests, expanding the definition of CRC screening tests and new billing instructions for colonoscopies under certain scenarios, and Medicare manual updates. MLN Matters (MM) Articles are based on information contained within Change Requests (CRs). In this case, this article is based on content within CR13017 that is posted on the CMS website at, and

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

Issue Date: October 30, 2023

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