In Coding
Jan 28th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) updated, Jan. 14, a national coverage determination (NCD) to add home use of oxygen to treat cluster headaches as a Part B durable medical equipment (DME) benefit when performed under a clinical trial. Code Home Oxygen Use for Cluster Headaches was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...
In Coding
Jan 14th, 2011
With the exception of clinical trials, home use of oxygen to treat cluster headaches remains a non-covered Medicare benefit. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a decision memorandum Jan. 4 stating that there remains insufficient evidence that in-home use of oxygen for the treatment of cluster headaches improves health outcomes. CMS: O2 ...
In CMS
Oct 15th, 2010
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed decision memorandum Oct. 8 regarding national coverage for the home use of oxygen to treat cluster headaches. “The evidence does not demonstrate that the home use of oxygen to treat cluster headache improves health outcomes in Medicare beneficiaries with cluster headache (CH),” CMS states in ...