Magnetic-Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) for Essential Tremor Final LCD - Effective April 1, 2019

The following Local Coverage Determination (LCD) has completed the Open Public and Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) comment period and is now finalized under contractor numbers 01112 (NCA), 01182 (SCA), 01212 (AS, GU, HI, NMI) and 01312(NV). Responses to comments received may be found as a link at the bottom of the final LCD.

Medicare Coverage Database (MCD) Number/Contractor Determination Number: L37729
LCD Title: Magnetic-Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) for Essential Tremor.
Effective Date: April 1, 2019
Summary of LCD: This LCD addresses use of Magnetic-Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) for the treatment of idiopathic essential tremor (ET) patients with medication-refractory tremor.

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Last Updated Feb 14, 2019