Surgical Dressings Quarterly Results of Targeted Probe and Educate Review

The Jurisdiction D, DME MAC, Medical Review Department is conducting a Targeted Probe and Educate (TPE) review of HCPCS codes A6010, A6021, A6196, A6197 and A6212. The quarterly edit effectiveness results from October 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019 are as follows:

Based on dollars, the overall claim potential improper payment rate is 65%.

Top Denial Reasons

  • Documentation does not support coverage criteria
  • Refill request was not received.
  • Documentation was not received in response to the Additional Documentation Request (ADR) letter.

Educational Resources

Suppliers billing Medicare should be familiar with the documentation requirements and utilization parameters. Visit the Surgical Dressings webpage to access coverage documents (Local Coverage Determination (LCD), Policy Article, National Coverage Determination (NCD)); documentation letters, forms, and checklists; reviews; tips; tools; resources; related articles; and educational events and tutorials, if applicable.

See the CMS Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-08, Medicare Program Integrity Manual, Chapter 3 information about probe/error validation reviews.


Last Updated Feb 11, 2020