42 CFR 405.205 - Coverage of a Category B (Nonexperimental/investigational) device.

(a) For any device that meets the requirements of the exception at § 411.15(o) of this chapter, the following procedures apply:

(1) The FDA notifies CMS, when it notifies the sponsor, that the device is categorized by FDA as Category B (Nonexperimental/investigational).

(2) CMS uses the categorization of the device as a factor in making Medicare coverage decisions.

(b) If the FDA becomes aware that a categorized device no longer meets the requirements of the exception at § 411.15(o) of this chapter, the FDA notifies the sponsor and CMS and the procedures described in paragraph (a)(2) of this section apply.

[ 60 FR 48423, Sept. 19, 1995, as amended at 78 FR 74809, Dec. 10, 2013

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