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Medicare program; exclusion from Medicare coverage of certain food allergy tests and treatments--HCFA. Proposed notice.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10299128     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This notice proposes to exclude certain food allergy testing and treatment techniques from Medicare coverage. The procedures that would be excluded from coverage are the cytotoxic leukocyte test, sublingual, intracutaneous and subcutaneous provocative and neutralization testing, and neutralization therapy for food allergies. The Medicare statute and regulations preclude reimbursement for items or services that are not reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member. Available evidence does not show that these tests and therapies for food allergies are safe and effective. Therefore, we are proposing to exclude these techniques from Medicare coverage and provide a uniform Medicare policy concerning these exclusions.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Federal register     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0097-6326     ISO Abbreviation:  Fed Regist     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-09-23     Completed Date:  1983-09-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808722     Medline TA:  Fed Regist     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37716-22     Citation Subset:  H    
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S.)
Food Hypersensitivity*
Humans
Medicare / legislation & jurisprudence*
United States

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