Note: on 04/04/2019 the Notification Issue Date was corrected from 07/01/2019 to 04/01/2019.
This version of the policy will become effective 07/01/2019.
AIM Specialty Health® (AIM) has revised their Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Arterial Ultrasound . These guidelines will become effective 07/01/2019. These guidelines are available online at:http://www.aimspecialtyhealth.com/CG-Cardiology.html.
Policy: MA11.011c:Artificial Hearts and Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
Policy: MA11.012d:Endovascular Grafts for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic-Iliac Aneurysms, and Infrarenal Aortic Aneurysms
Policy: MA11.013b:Percutaneous Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure for Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation (NVAF)
Policy: MA11.027c:Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR)
Policy: MA11.040b:Transcatheter Closure of Cardiac Septal Defects
Policy: MA11.056e:Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) Concurrent with or without Stenting and Extracranial- Intracranial (EC-IC) Arterial Bypass Surgery
Policy: MA11.060c:Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Policy: MA11.062:Endovascular Stent-Graft Repair of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Nonaneurysmal Lesions