National Coverage Determination (NCD) 20.9.1 Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Effective December 1, 2020, CMS covers VADs under certain criteria. Change Request (CR) 12290 revises the relevant sections of Chapter 1, Part 1, Section 20.9 of the Medicare NCD Manual and Chapter 32, Section 320 of the Medicare Claims Processing Manual. The CR transmittals contain the revised chapters as attachments. 

Last Updated: 06/16/2021