In 2020, CMS determined that an NTAP could be applied to technology that assists with LVO triage and notification for stroke, as it was seen to significantly improve the care of Medicare beneficiaries. As a product utilizing this approved technology, Rapid LVO is covered by the FY2021 IPPS Rule and explicitly meets the requirement of measuring arterial blood flow in the brain outlined in the NTAP definition. Having also met the two additional criteria for newness and cost, Rapid LVO became one of the first software products using this new technology to qualify for NTAP.
But Medicare coding and reimbursement can be a complicated process, so how can hospitals using Rapid LVO successfully apply for an NTAP? Get the details in this free guide.