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Last Modified: 11/27/2017 Location: FL, PR, USVI Business: Part A, Part B

Coverage of topical oxygen for the treatment of chronic wounds

Effective date: April 3, 2017
Implementation date: December 18, 2017


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decided that the use of topical oxygen for the treatment of chronic wounds will be determined by the Medicare administrative contractor. As a result, CMS will amend national coverage determination (NCD) 20.29 by removing Section C, Topical Application of Oxygen.
Note: Although a MAC has discretion to cover topical oxygen for the treatment of chronic wounds, there shall be no coverage for any separate or additional payment for any physician’s professional services related to this procedure.
Here is the link to the MLN MattersŪ article MM10220 external pdf file.
Source: MM10220
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