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National Coverage Determination (NCD) for CELLULAR THERAPY (30.8)

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Benefit Category
Physicians' Services

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Item/Service Description

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.

Indications and Limitations of Coverage

Accordingly, cellular therapy is not considered reasonable and necessary within the meaning of section 1862(a)(1) of the Act.