Coverage for Ultrasound Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Rev. 3096, 11-18-14)

by  Jared Staheli
July 6th, 2015

Payment may be made for a one-time ultrasound screening for AAA for beneficiaries who meet the following criteria:

(i) receives a referral for such an ultrasound screening from the beneficiary’s attending physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner or clinical nurse specialist;

(ii) receives such ultrasound screening from a provider or supplier who is authorized to provide covered ultrasound diagnostic services;

(iii) has not been previously furnished such an ultrasound screening under the Medicare Program; and

(vi) is included in at least one of the following risk categories--

(I) has a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm;

(II) is a man age 65 to 75 who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his lifetime; or

(III) is a beneficiary who manifests other risk factors in a beneficiary category recommended for screening by the United States Preventive Services Task Force regarding AAA, as specified by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, through the national coverage determination process.


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