DME|Supplies|Equipment - ArticlesHealthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)August 13th, 2019 - Chris Woolstenhulme, QCC, CMCS, CPC, CMRS
There are three main code sets and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS), is the third most common code set used. They are often called Level II codes and are used to report non-physician products supplies and procedures not found in CPT, such as ambulance services, DME, drugs, orthotics, supplies, ...When Can You Bill Orthosis Components Separately?July 9th, 2019 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
Othoses often have extra components. When can you bill those components separately? For example, can you bill for a suspension sleeve (L2397) with a knee orthosis (e.g., L1810)?Medi-Cal Coverage Criteria for Hospital Beds and AccessoriesNovember 7th, 2018 - Raquel Shumway
Medi-Cal coverage of child and adult hospital beds and accessaries. What is covered and what documentation is required.Capped Rental ItemsOctober 26th, 2018 - Find-A-Code
CMS Gives guidance on Capped Rental Items:
Items in this category are paid on a monthly rental basis not to exceed a period of continuous use of 13 months.
Based on Supplier Standard 5, suppliers are required to advise beneficiaries of the rent/purchase option for capped rentals and inexpensive or routinely purchased items. ...Home Oxygen Therapy -- CMN for OxygenJune 14th, 2018 - Raquel Shumway
The Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN) for Oxygen is a required form that helps to document the medical necessity for oxygen therapy. It also documents other coverage criteria for the oxygen use. For payment on a home oxygen claim, the information in the supplier’s records or the patient’s medical record must be substantiated with the information in the CMN.Preventive Medicine: Breastfeeding SuppliesMay 9th, 2018 - Find-A-Code™
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Procedure Codes A4286: Locking ring for breast pump, replacement E0602: Breast pump, manual, any type E0603: Breast pump, electric (ac and/or dc), any type E0604: Breast pump, hospital grade, electric (ac and / or dc), any type S9443: Lactation classes, non-physician provider, per session
ICD-10-CM ...Coverage Criteria for Nonwearable Automatic DefibrillatorsApril 19th, 2018 - Find-A-Code
According to Noridian and CGS Administrators LCD L33690, a nonwearable automatic defibrillator (E0617) is covered for beneficiaries in two circumstances. They meet either (1) both criteria A and B or (2) criteria C, described below:
The beneficiary has one of the following conditions (1-8):A documented episode of cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation, not due to a ...Documentation for Urological SuppliesMarch 9th, 2018 - Medicare Learning Network
The Medicare Learning Network provides guidance on required documentation for urological supplies.Coverage for Power Tilt/Recline Seating Systems for WheelchairsMarch 8th, 2018 - Medicare Learning Network
The Medicare Learning Network provides coverage guidance for Power Tilt and/or Recline Seating Systems...Preventing Denials for Lower Limb ProsthesisMarch 8th, 2018 - Medicare Learning Network
The Medicare Learning Network provides guidance on denials for lower leg prostheses and how to prevent them:
For the 2017 report period, most of the improper payments for lower leg prostheses were due to insufficient documentation.
For Medicare to cover a lower limb prosthesis claim, the medical record must support the beneficiary’s ...Preventing Denials for Manual WheelchairsMarch 8th, 2018 - Medicare Learning Network
The Medicare Learning network provides guidance on how to prevent denials for Manual Wheelchair Bases....Preventing Denials for Therapeutic CGMs and Related SuppliesMarch 8th, 2018 - Medicare Learning Network
The Medicare Learning Network, provides coverage guidance on therapeutic CGMs and Related SuppliesCMS Changes Definitions for Therapeutic Shoe InsertsFebruary 1st, 2018 - Wyn Staheli, Director of Research
CMS recently revised their definitions for custom fabricated and therapeutic inserts in order to meet current technology standards. Healthcare providers need to be sure to review the revisions in order to appropriately bill Medicare for inserts. For example, for custom fabricated, molded-to-patient, they have added the following:
iii. For inserts used with ...Using Modifier EYMarch 2nd, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Some Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) items require a detailed Written Order Prior to Dispensing (WOPD), while others require a Detailed Written Order (DWO) prior to billing. The specific requirements for an order are specified in the Medical Policy (Local Coverage Determination and/or Policy Article) for the ...Requirements for Physicians Orders for DME/HCPCSMarch 2nd, 2017 - Chris Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS
Effective July 1, 2013, certain DME/HCPCS codes require a valid detailed written order prior to delivery. There are very specific rules and requirements requiring medical necessity and orders/prescriptions. It is also required to keep a copy in the patients chart. If billing CMS and commercial payers payers, the DME prescribed ...