National Coverage Determination (NCD)

Therapeutic Embolization


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Tracking Information

Publication Number
Manual Section Number
Manual Section Title
Therapeutic Embolization
Version Number
Effective Date of this Version

Description Information

Benefit Category
Physicians' Services

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

Therapeutic embolization is covered when done for hemorrhage, and for other conditions amenable to treatment by the procedure, when reasonable and necessary for the individual patient. Renal embolization for the treatment of renal adenocarcinoma continues to be covered, effective December 15, 1978, as one type of therapeutic embolization, to:

  • Reduce tumor vascularity preoperatively;
  • Reduce tumor bulk in inoperable cases; or
  • Palliate specific symptoms.

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
Therapeutic Embolization 1 12/15/1978 - N/A You are here