Electrocardiographic Services Framework
Pre-symptom memory loop
Post-symptom (no memory loop)
(e.g., Holter TM Monitor)
(This NCD last reviewed December 2004.)
Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 1, "Inpatient Hospital Services," §50. Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 6, "Hospital Services Covered Under Part B," §10 and §20.3. Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 15, "Covered Medical and Other Health Services," §§60.1 and 250. Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 16, "Laboratory Services From Independent Labs, Physicians, and Providers," §10.
12/2004 - Covered use of EKG services under specific criteria. In addition, EKG technologies are now organized into an updated framework to aid in making reasonable and necessary coverage determinations as they pertain to EKG technology. (TN 26) (CR 3590)
This NCD has been or is currently being reviewed under the National Coverage
Determination process. The following are existing associations with NCAs, from the National
Coverage Analyses database.