Policy Article Revisions Summary for October 26, 2023

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Policy Article (PA) that has been revised and posted. The policy included is Wheelchair Options/Accessories. Please review the entire Local Coverage Determination (LCD) and related PA for complete information.

Wheelchair Options/Accessories


Revision Effective Date: 10/26/2023
Revised: Information pertaining to the RT and LT modifiers
Removed: "The right (RT) and left (LT) modifiers must be used when appropriate."
Added: "The right (RT) and left (LT) modifiers are optional on claim lines billed for wheelchair options and accessories."
Added: "If RT and LT modifiers are not appended, then the bilateral items (left and right) with a unit of service "each" may be billed on a single claim line with 2 UOS."

10/26/2023: At this time the 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

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

With the update(s) listed above, Noridian would like to remind users how to find the policy that was previously effective. When billing, the supplier should follow guidance that was effective on the date of service. The below steps can be followed to find all previous policies:

  1. Open the currently effective policy on the Medical Coverage Database (MCD)
    1. Links to the MCD can be found on the Active LCDs page on the Noridian website
      1. There is a link at the top of the Active LCD page that goes to a full list of the LCDs or PAs, depending on which link is selected OR
      2. There are direct links to all LCDs under the ‘LCD ID number and Effective Date’ column
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the policy
  3. Find the section labeled Public Version(s)
  4. Look for the link to the policy that was effective on the dates of service in question.
  5. Click on hyperlink to go to the policy.
Last Updated Oct 26 , 2023