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National Coverage Determinations

National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) describe the circumstances for Medicare coverage nationwide for a specific medical service, procedure, or device. NCDs generally outline the conditions for which a service is considered to be covered, or not covered, under §1862(a)(1) or other applicable provisions of the Social Security Act (that is, a determination as to whether the service is reasonable and necessary).

Below are changes that have been announced within the past year. It will be updated periodically.


NCD Changes