Manual Wheelchairs

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ADMC (Review Type)
  • Manual wheelchairs described by HCPCS E1161, E1231 - E1234, K0005, K0008, and K0009 are eligible for ADMC
Criteria C (Review Type)
  • For manual wheelchairs, a home assessment may be provided directly, by visiting beneficiary's home, or indirectly, based upon information provided by beneficiary or his/her designee. When a home assessment is based upon indirectly obtained information, supplier must, at time of delivery, verify that item delivered meets requirements specified in criterion C. Issues such as physical layout of home, surfaces to be traversed and obstacles must be addressed by and documented in home assessment
RT/LT Modifiers Effective for claims with dates of service (DOS) on/after 3/1/2019, suppliers must bill each item on two separate claim lines using the RT and LT modifiers and 1 UOS on each claim line. Claim lines for HCPCS codes requiring use of the RT and LT modifiers, billed without the RT and/or LT modifiers or with the RTLT on a single claim line, will be rejected as incorrect coding. See Correct Coding - RT and LT Modifier Usage Change for more information

 

Last Updated Mar 19, 2019

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