LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for December 17, 2015

Outlined below are the principal changes to DME MAC Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Policy Articles (PAs) that have been revised and posted. The policies included are Nebulizers and Pneumatic Compression Devices. Please review each entire LCD and related PA for complete information.

Nebulizers
LCD
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2016

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Deleted: HCPCS Code A7011 from Accessories tables
HCPCS CODES:
Deleted: HCPCS Code A7011
Added: HCPCS Code J7999
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Group 5 Codes:
Deleted: Code A7011 from the List of HCPCS codes
Group 7 Codes:
Added: ICD-10 Code E84.0 to Group 7 for J7608
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Standard Documentation language to remove start date verbiage from Prescription Requirements (Effective 11/05/2015)
MISCELLANEOUS:
Deleted: Duplicative information about what is required on orders
Updated: HCPCS Code Q9977 cross-walked to J7999
Added: Standard product identification requirements for NOC codes

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2016
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Removed: Start date verbiage from Prescription Requirements (Effective 11/05/2015)
CODING GUIDELINES:
Updated: HCPCS Code Q9977 cross-walked to J7999

Pneumatic Compression Devices
LCD
Revision Effective Date: 12/01/2015

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Trial requirements to reference "no significant improvement" rather than "no further improvement" for lymphedema, CVI, and for lymphedema extending on to the chest, trunk and/or abdomen
Removed: Word "Any" from trial requirements for lymphedema of the chest, trunk and/or abdomen
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Standard Documentation language to remove start date verbiage from Prescription Requirements (Effective 11/05/2015)

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 12/01/2015
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Removed: Start date verbiage from Prescription Requirements (Effective 11/05/2015)

Note: The information contained in this article is only a summary of revisions to the LCDs and Policy Articles. For complete information on any topic, you must review the LCD and/or Policy Article. 

            Last Updated Sat, 25 Jun 2016 04:47:08 +0000