Medicare Benefits Schedule - Note TN.8.117

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Diagnostic Arthroscopy and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee (Items 49557 and 49563)

The Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) evaluated the available evidence and did not support public funding for matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) or autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for the treatment of chondral defects in the knee and other joints, due to the increased cost compared to existing procedures and the lack of evidence showing short term or long-term improvements in clinical outcomes. Medicare benefits are not payable in association with this technology.


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