National Coverage Determination (NCD)

Smoking and Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling - RETIRED


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Smoking and Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling - RETIRED
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Description Information

Benefit Category
Clinical Social Worker Services
Incident to a physician's professional Service
Outpatient Hospital Services Incident to a Physician's Service
Physicians' Services
Qualified Psychologist Services
Rural Health Clinic Services

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

Item/Service Description

(Rev.202, Issued: 08- 25-17, Effective: 09-26-17, Implementation: 09- 26-17)

Effective September 30, 2015 this section is deleted and the remaining NCD entitled Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use (210.4.1) remains effective.

Indications and Limitations of Coverage

Transmittal Information

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Revision History

05/2005 - Covered two new levels of counseling for smoking cessation (intermediate and intensive). Effective Date 03/22/2005 Implementation Date 07/05/2005. (TN 36) (CR 3834)

03/2013 - CMS translated the information for this policy from ICD-9-CM/PCS to ICD-10-CM/PCS according to HIPAA standard medical data code set requirements and updated any necessary and related coding infrastructure. These updates do not expand, restrict, or alter existing coverage policy. Implementation date: 10/07/2013 Effective date: 10/1/2015. (TN 1199) (TN 1199) (CR 8197)

05/2016 - This change request (CR) is the 7th maintenance update of ICD-10 conversions and other coding updates specific to national coverage determinations (NCDs). The majority of the NCDs included are a result of feedback received from previous ICD-10 NCD CR7818, CR8109, CR8197, CR8691, CR9087, CR9252, and CR9540. Some are the result of revisions required to other NCD-related CRs released separately. Edits to ICD-10 and other coding updates specific to NCDs will be included in subsequent, quarterly releases as needed. No policy-related changes are included with these updates. Any policy-related changes to NCDs continue to be implemented via the current, long-standing NCD process. (TN 1665) (CR9631)

06/2016 - Transmittal 1665, dated May 13, 2016, is being rescinded and replaced by Transmittal 1672 to: (1) 9631.1: Remove FISS responsibility and 1st sentence; (2) 9631.2: Remove additional procedure codes, including 0075T, 0076T; (3) 9631.4: Revise descriptor of dx L59.8; (4) 9631.6: Add deletion of dx C49.10, C65.9, remove deletion of dx C54.9, remove deletion of invalid dx C47.90; (5) 9631.8: Remove deletion of invalid dx C51.29, replace with deletion of dx C50.029; (6) 9631.9: Add deletion of 0V504ZZ, 0V500ZZ, override capability, and contractor discretion verbiage. All other information remains the same. (TN 1672) (CR9631)

08/2017 - NCD is retired. (TN)

National Coverage Analyses (NCAs)

This NCD has been or is currently being reviewed under the National Coverage Determination process. The following are existing associations with NCAs, from the National Coverage Analyses database.

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
Smoking and Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling - RETIRED 3 04/10/2023 - N/A View
Smoking and Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling - RETIRED 2 09/30/2015 - 04/10/2023 You are here
Smoking and Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling 1 03/22/2005 - 09/26/2017 View