This is a longstanding national coverage determination. The effective date of this version has not been posted.
Cellular therapy involves the practice of injecting humans with foreign proteins like the placenta or lungs of unborn lambs. Cellular therapy is without scientific or statistical evidence to document its therapeutic efficacy and, in fact, is considered a potentially dangerous practice.
Accordingly, cellular therapy is not considered reasonable and necessary within the meaning of section 1862(a)(1) of the Act.