National Coverage Determination (NCD)

Fabric Wrapping of Abdominal Aneurysms


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Tracking Information

Publication Number
Manual Section Number
Manual Section Title
Fabric Wrapping of Abdominal Aneurysms
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
Physicians' Services

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Indications and Limitations of Coverage

Fabric wrapping of abdominal aneurysms is not a covered Medicare procedure. This is a treatment for abdominal aneurysms which involves wrapping aneurysms with cellophane or fascia lata. This procedure has not been shown to prevent eventual rupture. In extremely rare instances, external wall reinforcement may be indicated when the current accepted treatment (excision of the aneurysm and reconstruction with synthetic materials) is not a viable alternative, but external wall reinforcement is not fabric wrapping. Accordingly, fabric wrapping of abdominal aneurysms is not considered reasonable and necessary within the meaning of §1862(a)(1) of the Act.

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
Fabric Wrapping of Abdominal Aneurysms 1 01/01/1966 - N/A You are here