NCD (20.32) Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

MLN Matters Number: MM11660
Related CR Release Date: March 13, 2020
Related CR Transmittal Number: R4546CP and R217NCD
Related Change Request (CR) Number: 11660
Effective Date: June 21, 2019
Implementation Date: June 12, 2020

CR 11660 informs MACs that effective June 21, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will continue coverage of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) under Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) when the procedure is provided for the treatment of symptomatic aortic valve stenosis and according to a Food & Drug Administration (FDA)-approved indication for use with an approved device, in addition to the coverage criteria outlined in the Medicare National Coverage Determinations (NCD) Manual (Pub. 100-03). CMS will also continue coverage of TAVR for uses that are not expressly listed as an FDA-approved indication in clinical studies that meet specific requirements and are approved by CMS.

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Last Updated Mar 26, 2020