National Coverage Determination (NCD)

Vitamin B12 Injections to Strengthen Tendons, Ligaments, etc., of the Foot

150.6

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Tracking Information

Publication Number
100-3
Manual Section Number
150.6
Manual Section Title
Vitamin B12 Injections to Strengthen Tendons, Ligaments, etc., of the Foot
Version Number
1
Effective Date of this Version
This is a longstanding national coverage determination. The effective date of this version has not been posted.

Description Information

Benefit Category
Drugs and Biologicals


Please Note: This may not be an exhaustive list of all applicable Medicare benefit categories for this item or service.

Indications and Limitations of Coverage

Vitamin B12 injections to strengthen tendons, ligaments, etc., of the foot are not covered under Medicare because (1) there is no evidence that vitamin B12 injections are effective for the purpose of strengthening weakened tendons and ligaments, and (2) this is nonsurgical treatment under the subluxation exclusion. Accordingly, vitamin B12 injections are not considered reasonable and necessary within the meaning of §1862(a)(1) of the Act.

Cross Reference
Also see the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 1 §30, and Chapter 16 §100.

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
Vitamin B12 Injections to Strengthen Tendons, Ligaments, etc., of the Foot 1 01/01/1966 - N/A You are here