National Coverage Determination (NCD)

White Cane for Use by a Blind Person


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Tracking Information

Publication Number
Manual Section Number
Manual Section Title
White Cane for Use by a Blind Person
Version Number
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
Durable Medical Equipment

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Indications and Limitations of Coverage

A white cane for use by a blind person is more an identifying and self-help device rather than an item which makes a meaningful contribution in the treatment of an illness or injury.

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
White Cane for Use by a Blind Person 1 01/01/1966 - N/A You are here