National Coverage Determination (NCD)

FDG PET for Refractory Seizures


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Tracking Information

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FDG PET for Refractory Seizures
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Implementation Date

Description Information

Benefit Category
Diagnostic Tests (other)

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

Beginning July 1, 2001, Medicare covers FDG-PET for pre-surgical evaluation for the purpose of localization of a focus of refractory seizure activity.

Limitations: Covered only for pre-surgical evaluation.

Documentation that these conditions are met should be maintained by the referring physician in the beneficiary's medical record, as is normal business practice.

(This NCD last reviewed June 2001.)

Cross Reference

See NCD for PET Scans (§220.6).

Claims Processing Instructions

Transmittal Information

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Revision History

04/2005 - Removed text from PET Scans NCD (§220.6) and created a separate NCD. Effective date 01/28/05. Implementation date 04/18/05. (TN 31) (CR 3741)

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
FDG PET for Refractory Seizures 1 01/28/2005 - N/A You are here