Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) (HCPCS L1940, L1970 & L4361) Notification of Service Specific Post-Payment Review - JD DME
Ankle-Foot Orthosis (AFO) (HCPCS L1940, L1970 & L4361) Notification of Service Specific Post-Payment Review
Noridian Jurisdiction D, DME MAC, Medical Review is initiating service specific post-payment medical record review of claims for the following HCPCS codes:
- L1940: ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS, PLASTIC OR OTHER MATERIAL, CUSTOM-FABRICATED
- L1970: ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS, PLASTIC WITH ANKLE JOINT, CUSTOM-FABRICATED
- L4361: WALKING BOOT, PNEUMATIC AND/OR VACUUM, WITH OR WITHOUT JOINTS, WITH OR WITHOUT INTERFACE MATERIAL, PREFABRICATED, OFF-THE-SHELF
Service specific reviews are initiated to prevent improper payments for services which present possible sustained or high-level payment errors. This review is being initiated based on data analysis identifying probable vulnerabilities.
In order to evaluate compliance with Medicare coverage and coding rules, all suppliers having billed Jurisdiction D for the HCPCS codes listed above are subject to review. Suppliers will receive a coversheet identifying the selected claim and a notification letter with instructions for submitting documentation supporting the following information:
- Treating practitioner's written order
- Beneficiary’s medical records (which may include; practitioner medical records, hospital records, nursing home records, home care nursing notes, physical/occupational therapy notes) that support the item(s) provided is/are reasonable and necessary
- Documentation to support National Coverage Determination (NCD), Local Coverage Determination (LCD), Policy Article, and/or Standard Documentation Requirement Article (A55426) requirements
- Any other supporting documentation
Failure to supply the above requested information within 45 days of the letter date will result in initiation of claim adjustments or overpayment recoupments for the undocumented items. The following methods may be used for documentation submission:
- Noridian Medicare Portal - https://www.noridianmedicareportal.com
- Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation (esMD);
- For more information about esMD, see https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Computer-Data-and-Systems/ESMD
- CD/DVD using the appropriate mailing address
In addition to federal laws, regulations, and CMS manuals, the following references will be used in the medical review of the claims and can be accessed on the Noridian website.
- Local Coverage Determination (LCD) L33686
- Policy Article A52457
- Standard Documentation Requirements Article A55426
Information about post-payment reviews may be found in CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-08, Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 3.
Last Updated Fri, 04 Dec 2020 15:33:39 +0000