Respiratory Question for the Week of February 8, 2021

Respiratory Compliance Question of the Week


Is the NCD 210.4 still active for smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling?


Effective September 30, 2015, CMS removed the national coverage determination (NCD) for smoking and tobacco use cessation counseling (210.4). In its announcement, CMS stated that it would remove the NCD because it is older than 10 years, and a more recent policy has since been published. The more recent preventive service policy related to cessation services—210.4.1: Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use—will remain in effect.