National Clinical Trial Number Requirement

Heart of Health Policy | Effective Jan. 1, CMS began requiring submission of a clinical trial number to report claims for items and services in clinical trials, clinical studies, or registries that are required for coverage. Submission of this number was previously voluntary. Those who participate in trials or coverage-mandated registries (STS/ACC TVT Registry and the ICD Registry) can locate relevant clinical trial numbers at clinicaltrials.gov. Coverage with evidence development (CED) implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedures in the ICD Registry will use newly obtained clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT01999140. CED transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures in the STS/ACC TVT Registry will use clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCD01737528.


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