February 06, 2019

CMS Adds CPT Code to Bone Mineral Density Study NCD

On February 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request (CR) 11134 containing coding revisions to various National Coverage Determinations (NCD).

Modifications to radiology-relevant NCDs include the following:

NCD 150.3 Bone Mineral Density Studies - Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) are instructed to add CPT code 0508T Pulse-echo ultrasound bone density measurement resulting in indicator of axial bone mineral density, tibia effective July 1, 2018.

See CR 11134 for further details including a full list of affected NCDs.