RETIRED - Rollabout And Transport Chairs

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This article was retired on January 1, 2017. Please see the Manual Wheelchair LCD for current guidelines.

Original Effective Date: 06/16/2003
Revision Effective Date: 11/01/2013

Rollabout and transport chairs billed using the following HCPCS codes are not included in the local medical review policy (LMRP) for wheelchairs.

  • E1031 – Rollabout chair, any and all types with castors 5" or greater
  • E1037 – Transport chair, pediatric size
  • E1038 – Transport chair, adult size

Add-on features/accessories provided for the above items are not covered. Although, rollabout and transport chairs are not included in the LMRP, they are considered similar to wheelchairs. Therefore, documentation will be required if a patient has a wheelchair and now needs a rollabout or transport chair.

            Last Updated Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:19:18 +0000