Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS)




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  • A9270 - Non-covered item or service - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has several product classifications for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) devices, one of which is designated for TENS devices that may be sold over-the-counter (OTC). OTC TENS are identified with FDA product code NUH. OTC TENS are not considered durable medical equipment (DME). OTC TENS must be coded using HCPCS code: A9270 - Non-covered item or service
  • KG Modifier - This modifier must be billed with all TENS supplies (A4595 and A4557) for dates of service on/after January 1, 2018. This does not apply to supplies used with Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES).



Last Updated Mar 29, 2018