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January 25, 2018


Four Tests Added to List of CLIA Waived Tests

In early January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new waived tests... Learn More


New and Revised Vaccine Codes Added to 2018 CPT Code Book

The American Medical Association (AMA) added and revised several vaccine CPT codes for its 201... Learn More


OIG Recommends Measures for Curbing Opioid Misuse and Fraud

Office of Inspector General testimony before the House Committee on Ways and Means in January ... Learn More


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Screening CTC for Colorectal Cancer Remains Noncovered

 
August 11, 2009:

Computed tomography colonography has not been proved to be an appropriate colorectal cancer screening test under §1861(pp)(1) of the Social Security Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a final decision memorandum published on May 12, 2009.

The announcement came after more than a year of extensive review of medical literature, technology, and input from professional societies and the public. For this reason, CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening remains noncovered.

 

 
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