Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS)

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A9270 - Non-covered item or service
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has several product classifications for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) devices, one of which is designated for TENS devices that may be sold over-the-counter (OTC). OTC TENS are identified with FDA product code NUH. OTC TENS are not considered durable medical equipment (DME). OTC TENS must be coded using HCPCS code: A9270 - Non-covered item or service
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  • Modifier must be billed with all TENS supplies (A4595 and A4557) for dates of service on/after January 1, 2018. Does not apply to supplies used with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES)

 

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Last Updated Aug 20, 2018