Clarifying the Use of As-Needed/PRN Orders for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) - Rescinded

Release Date: December 30, 2020
CR Transmittal Number: R10538PI
Change Request (CR) Number: 11997
Effective Date: January 1, 2020
Implementation Date: December 29, 2020

Note: Transmittal 10492, dated November 25, 2020, is being rescinded and replaced by Transmittal 10538, dated December 30, 2020, to revise business requirement 11997.3.1. All other information remains the same.

Effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2020, CMS amended its order requirements for items of DMEPOS via recent regulation CMS-1713-F. The rule provides a standard written order with set elements required to be included for payment purposes. Since frequency is no longer a required element, CMS is updating section 5.11 in Chapter 5 of Pub. 100-08 to remove the language stating that “PRN” or “as-needed” are not acceptable frequencies to be included on a Standard Written Order.

View the complete CMS Change Request (CR) 11997.


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