Orthotics

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Topic Details
Custom Fabricated
  • To support medical necessity of custom fabricated rather than a prefabricated orthosis, include detailed documentation in treating physician's records. This information will be corroborated by functional evaluation in orthotist or prosthetist's records and must be available upon request
Custom Fabricated Item Cancelled
  • Include a claim narrative explaining reason for cancellation (e.g., death, cancelled, etc.) in Item 19 of CMS-1500 claim form or NTE segment of loop 2400 on an electronic claim. Date of service (DOS) on claim must be date order was cancelled or date of beneficiary death
Custom Fitted
Item Provided Prior to Surgery
  • Prior to surgery, item can be provided and billed when it is medical necessary and coverage criteria is met and documentation is included in ordering physicians medical record. If there is no medical necessity until after surgery, do not provide item prior to surgery
Replacement
  • Allowed due to loss, theft, or irreparable damage or when reasonable useful lifetime of original orthosis is met. RUL for DMEPOS items is five years unless specific LCD/PA specify otherwise
  • See Medical Director written Billing Instructions - LSO and TLSO

 

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Last Updated Jun 25, 2018

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