Palmetto Webinar on Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
On October 3, 2023, Palmetto GBA, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Part A Jurisdictions J and M, will host a webinar on LAAC and ICD focused on Medicare coverage and documentation requirements, top errors, and how to avoid claim denials.
In June, the Heart Rhythm Society, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) wrote to CMS expressing concern regarding interpretation of the national coverage determination (NCD) shared decision-making requirement for interaction with an independent non-interventional physician for LAAC, and asked the agency to educate the MACs to ensure the NCD language is properly understood. The societies later met with Palmetto to clarify that an "independent non-interventional physician," refers to a separate physician (interventional cardiologist or electrophysiologist) that is not implanting the device. If you cannot join the live session, the webinar is available online.