Policy Article Revisions Summary for July 8, 2021

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Policy Articles (PAs) that have been revised and posted. The policies included are Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps and Suction Pumps. Please review the entire Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and related PAs for complete information.

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Pumps

PA

Revision Effective Date: 08/15/2021
CODING GUIDELINES:
Added: A9272 coding guideline information, to clarify all-inclusive and supplies are not separately billable
Removed: Direction for billing miscellaneous A9900

07/08/2021: 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.

Suction Pumps

PA

Revision Effective Date: 08/15/2021
CODING GUIDELINES:
Removed: Trademark symbol from Winx, per AMA guidelines
Revised: A9272 coding guideline information, to clarify all-inclusive and supplies are not separately billable

07/08/2021: 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.

With the update(s) listed above, Noridian would like to remind users how to find the policy that was previously effective. When billing, the supplier should follow guidance that was effective on the date of service. The below steps can be followed to find all previous policies:

  1. Open the currently effective policy on the Medical Coverage Database (MCD)
    1. Links to the MCD can be found on the Active LCDs page on the Noridian website
      1. There is a link at the top of the Active LCD page that goes to a full list of the LCDs or PAs, depending on which link is selected OR
      2. There are direct links to all LCDs under the ‘LCD ID number and Effective Date' column
  2. Scroll down to the bottom of the policy
  3. Find the section labeled Public Version(s)
  4. Look for the link to the policy that was effective on the dates of service in question
  5. Click on hyperlink to go to the policy

            Last Updated Thu, 08 Jul 2021 12:39:35 +0000