RETIRED - Respiratory Assist Devices - Policy Republication


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Original Effective Date: 05/14/2002
Revision Effective Date: 11/01/2013

In the Spring 2002 DMERC Region D Supplier Manual update, the local medical review policy (LMRP) on Respiratory Assist Devices was republished. This revision of the policy contained an error in the Documentation section; therefore, it is being corrected and the Documentation section pages republished with this edition of the supplier manual update. The effective date of the revised policy remains July 1, 2002.

The corrected policy states: "Where permitted, the KX [modifier] must be added to codes K0532, K0533, and codes for accessories used with K0532."

The KX modifier is effective for dates of service on or after July 1, 2002; however, under the standard grace period, modifier ZX will continue to be accepted on claims with dates of service on or after July 1, 2002 that are received by September 30, 2002. Claim lines with modifier ZX with dates of service on or after July 1, 2002 that are received on or after October 1, 2002 will be rejected or denied as invalid coding.


Last Updated Dec 11 , 2023