LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for February 13, 2020

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Policy Articles (PAs) that have been revised and posted. The policies included are: Cold Therapy, Commodes, Infrared Heating Pad Systems, Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation System, Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps, Oral Anticancer Drugs, Oral Antiemetic Drugs (Replacement for Intravenous Antiemetics), Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Osteogenesis Stimulators, Refractive Lenses and Vacuum Erection Devices (VED). Please review the entire LCDs and related PAs for complete information.

Cold Therapy

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Prescriptions (orders) to SWO

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Commodes

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Prescriptions (orders) to SWO

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Format of HCPCS code references, from code ‘spans' to individually-listed HCPCS
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Infrared Heating Pad Systems

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
GENERAL:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "Prescriptions (orders)" to "SWO"

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Effective Date: 01/01/2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
CODING GUIDELINES:
Revised: Spelling of arsenide to correct spelling error
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation System

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
Removed: Order direction and EY modifier information, due to updated requirements having been incorporated into the Standard Documentation Requirements article
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Prescriptions (orders) to SWO

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Format of HCPCS code references, from code 'spans' to individually-listed HCPCS
Revised: "treating physician" to "treating practitioner"
GENERAL:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
REFILL REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "ordering physicians" to "treating practitioners"
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "Prescriptions (orders)" to "SWO"

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713, HCPCS code changes, and non-substantive corrections (listing individual HCPCS codes instead of a HCPCS code-span).

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician" to "practitioner"
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Oral Anticancer Drugs

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: "physician" to "treating practitioner"
GENERAL:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
REFILL REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "ordering physician" to "treating practitioner"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Prescriptions (orders) to SWO

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Removed: Statement "Covered ICD-10 Codes"
Added: "ICD-10 codes that Support Medical Necessity"
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
MODIFIERS:
Removed: EY modifier information, now incorporation into Standard Documentation Requirements
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Oral Antiemetic Drugs (Replacement for Intravenous Antiemetics)

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: "physician" to "treating practitioner"
GENERAL:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
REFILL REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "ordering physicians" to "treating practitioners"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "Prescriptions (orders)" to "SWO"

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Revised: Format of HCPCS code references, from code spans to individually-listed HCPCS
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
CODING GUIDELINES:
Revised: Format of HCPCS code references, from code spans to individually-listed HCPCS
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: "physician" to "treating practitioner"
Removed: Statement to refer to ICD-10 Codes that are Covered section in the LCD-related PA
Added: Statement to refer to ICD-10 code list in the LCD-related Policy Article
GENERAL:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "Prescriptions (orders)" to "SWO"

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "Physicians" to "Treating practitioners"
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Osteogenesis Stimulators

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: "physician" to "treating practitioner"
GENERAL:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
REFILL REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "ordering physicians" to "treating practitioners"
HCPCS MODIFIERS:
Revised: Typographical error for definition of EY modifier "sevice" to "service"
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "Prescriptions (orders)" to "SWO"

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Removed: REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO 42 CFR 410.38(g) section
Added: REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217) section and related information
CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL NECESSITY (CMN):
Revised: "physician" to "treating practitioner"
Removed: CMN form version number "(DME form 04.04C)"
Revised: "detailed written order" to "SWO"
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Refractive Lenses

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS, AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: "physician" to "practitioner"
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Prescriptions (orders) to SWO

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713.

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Revised: Format of HCPCS code references, from code ‘spans' to individually-listed HCPCS
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
MODIFIERS:
Revised: "physician" to "practitioner"
CODING GUIDELINES:
Revised: Format of HCPCS code references, from code ‘spans' to individually-listed HCPCS
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Vacuum Erection Devices (VED)

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Order information as a result of Final Rule 1713
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: "physician's" to "treating practitioner's"
GENERAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Prescriptions (orders) to SWO

02/13/2020: Pursuant to the 21st Century Cures Act, these revisions do not require notice and comment because they are due to non-discretionary coverage updates reflective of CMS FR-1713

PA

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2020
REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIFIC DMEPOS ITEMS PURSUANT TO FINAL RULE 1713 (84 Fed. Reg Vol 217):
Added: Section and related information based on Final Rule 1713
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that
Support Medical Necessity"
ICD-10 CODES THAT DO NOT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Section header "ICD-10 Codes that are Not Covered" updated to "ICD-10 Codes that DO NOT Support Medical Necessity"

02/13/2020: At this time 21st Century Cures Act applies to new and revised LCDs which require comment and notice. This revision is to an article that is not a local coverage determination.

Note: The information contained in this article is only a summary of revisions to the LCDs and PAs. For complete information on any topic, you must review the LCDs and/or PAs.

 

Last Updated Feb 11, 2020