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Coding Guides and Resources

Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Coding Guide

Medicare coding and payment guide for for the HeartMate II™ LVAS, HeartMate 3™ LVAS and other mechanical circulatory support products

Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Coding Guide

Medicare coding and payment guide for the CentriMag™ System and other acute circulatory mechanical support products

Acute MCS – ECMO Coding Guide

Medicare coding and payment guide for CentriMag for utilization as Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) support

Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) FAQ Guide

Coverage considerations and Frequently Asked Questions surrounding MCS

HCPCS Device Category C-codes

Current list of reimbursement Healthcare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) Device Category C-codes

Common CPT Code Modifiers

Printable form for easy CPT coding reference

Webinars

2021 Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Medicare Payment update focused on HeartMate™ Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVAD)

This webcast reviews major milestones from 2020 and addresses the FY 2021 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) payment and policy updates for HeartMate™ LVAD.

National Coverage Determinations From Medicare and Medicaid

National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Ventricular Assist Devices

Developed through an evidence-based process, this policy provides details on required medical criteria that must be met for coverage of Medicare beneficiaries.

Cardiac Catheterization Performed in Other Than a Hospital Setting

Provides Medicare guidance on coverage when the procedure is performed in a location other than a hospital.

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