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The CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-03, Medicare National Coverage Determinations Manual, Chapter 1, provides Cardiovascular System information. This includes topics such as:

  • Vertebral Artery Surgery
  • Extracranial - Intracranial (EC-IC) Arterial Bypass Surgery
  • Thoracic Duct Drainage (TDD) in Renal Transplants
  • Implantable Automatic Defibrillators
  • Extracorporeal Immunoadsorption (ECI) Using Protein A Columns
  • Transmyocardial Revascularization (TMR)
  • Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)
  • Cardiac Pacemakers, Evaluation Services, Transtelephonic Monitoring, Self-Contained Pacemaker Monitors
  • Artificial Hearts And Related Devices

Cardiovascular Disease Screening is one of the services Medicare covers to prevent disease, detect disease early when it is most treatable and curable, and manage disease so that complications can be avoided.

CMS released a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) addressing Cardiology Services. For more information and to review a sample of the Cardiology Services CBR, visit the CBR Services website located at This link takes you to an external website. or call the SafeGuard Services' Provider Help Desk, CBR Support Team at 530-896-7080.


Last Updated Jun 19, 2017

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