June 30, 2015

Additional Facilities for Carotid Artery Stenting Approved by Medicare

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has added additional facilities to its list of those certified and approved for carotid artery stenting. Certification and approval by Medicare is necessary to meet the national coverage determination requirements for a number of procedures including carotid artery stenting, ventricular-assist device destination therapy, and lung volume reduction surgery.

See the CMS website for a comprehensive list of facilities approved for carotid artery stenting.

Please contact Dominick Parris in the Department of Economics and Health Policy with your questions at djparris@acr.org.