Policy Article Revisions Summary for September 22, 2022

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Policy Articles (PAs) that have been revised and posted. The policies included are Automatic External Defibrillators, External Infusion Pumps, High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices, Mechanical In-exsufflation Devices, Oral Anticancer Drugs, Oral Antiemetic Drugs (Replacement for Intravenous Antiemetics) and Wheelchair Seating. Please review the entire Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and related PAs for complete information.

Automatic External Defibrillators

PA

Revision Effective Date: 10/01/2022
ICD-10-CM CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: ICD-10-CM code I47.2 from Group 1 and Group 2 Codes due to ICD-10-CM code updates
Added: ICD-10-CM codes I47.20, I47.21 and I47.29 to Group 1 and Group 2 Codes due to ICD-10-CM code updates

09/22/2022: At this time the 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.

External Infusion Pumps

PA

Revision Effective Date: 10/01/2022
ICD-10-CM CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Added: ICD-10-CM code D81.82 to Group 3 Codes due to ICD-10-CM code updates

09/22/2022: At this time the 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.

High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices

PA

Revision Effective Date: 10/01/2022
ICD-10-CM CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Added: ICD-10-CM codes D81.82, G71.031, G71.032, G71.033, G71.0340, G71.0341, G71.0342, G71.0349, G71.035, G71.038, and G71.039 to Group 1 Codes, due to ICD-10-CM code updates

09/22/2022: At this time the 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.

Mechanical In-exsufflation Devices

PA

Revision Effective Date: 10/01/2022
ICD-10 CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Added: ICD-10-CM codes G71.031, G71.032, G71.033, G71.0340, G71.0341, G71.0342, G71.0349, G71.035, G71.038, G71.039 to Group 1 Codes due to ICD-10-CM code updates

09/22/2022: At this time the 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

PA

Revision Effective Date: 10/01/2022
ICD-10-CM CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: ICD-10-CM code descriptor for C84.40, C84.41, C84.42, C84.43, C84.44, C84.45, C84.46, C84.47, C84.48, C84.49 in Groups 1, 3, 4, 5, 7 Codes due to ICD-10-CM code updates

09/22/2022: At this time the 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)

PA

Revision Effective Date: 10/01/2022
ICD-10-CM CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: ICD-10-CM code descriptor for C84.41, C84.42, C84.43, C84.44, C84.45, C84.46, C84.47, C84.48, C84.49, C94.6 in Group 1 Codes due to ICD-10-CM code updates

09/22/2022: At this time the 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.

Wheelchair Seating

PA

Revision Effective Date: 10/01/2022
CODING GUIDELINES:
Added: CAD/CAM technology details to the fabrication technique information
Revised: Format of language pertaining to fabrication techniques for cushions
ICD-10-CM CODES THAT SUPPORT MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Added: ICD-10-CM codes F03.90, F03.911, F03.918, F03.92, F03.93, F03.94, F03.A11, F03.A18, F03.A2, F03.A3, F03.A4, F03.B11, F03.B18, F03.B2, F03.B3, F03.B4, F03.C11, F03.C18, F03.C2, F03.C3, F03.C4, G31.83, G60.0, Q79.60, Q79.61, Q79.62, Q79.63, Q79.69, Q90.0, Q90.1, Q90.2, and Q90.9 to Group 2 Codes
Added: ICD-10-CM codes Q72.01, Q72.02, Q72.03, Q72.11, Q72.12, and Q72.13 to Group 3 Codes
Added: ICD-10-CM codes F03.90, F03.911, F03.918, F03.92, F03.93, F03.94, F03.A11, F03.A18, F03.A2, F03.A3, F03.A4, F03.B11, F03.B18, F03.B2, F03.B3, F03.B4, F03.C11, F03.C18, F03.C2, F03.C3, F03.C4, G31.83, G60.0, Q72.01, Q72.02, Q72.03, Q72.11, Q72.12, Q72.13, Q79.60, Q79.61, Q79.62, Q79.63, Q79.69, Q90.0, Q90.1, Q90.2, and Q90.9 to Group 4 Codes
Added: ICD-10-CM codes G71.031, G71.032, G71.033, G71.0340, G71.0341, G71.0342, G71.0349, G71.035, G71.038, and G71.039 to Group 2 and Group 4 Codes, due to ICD-10-CM code updates

09/22/2022: At this time the 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/or 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, 22 Sep 2022 12:47:25 +0000