Closing the Gap: Left Atrial Appendage Closure Module

Published 08/27/2021

Percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) for non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is a covered service for Medicare patients. Are you meeting the requirements and performing these procedures on patients who meet the required conditions as specified in National Coverage Determination (NCD) 20.34 for Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC)?

This module provides an overview of what Palmetto GBA and the Comprehensive Error Rate Contractor (CERT) requires in your documentation to support billing of these claims. Shared decision- making (SDM) encounters with the patient is a very intricate part of your documentation. Let us help you understand what is required to prevent costly claim denials.