Medical Director Articles - 2013 and Prior

The term "article" is used to describe any bulletin article, web site article, educational handout or any other non-LCD document intended for public release that contains coverage/coding statements or medical review related billing or claims considerations.

Articles address local coverage, coding or medical review related billing and claims considerations, and may include any newly developed educational materials, coding instructions or clarification of existing medical review related billing or claims policy.

These articles are written collaboratively by all DME MAC Medical Directors and posted on all DME MAC websites.

Last Updated Aug 09 , 2018
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Ostomy Support Belts - Correct Coding DMD
Pearls for Ordering Oxygen DMD
Perianal Fecal Collection Pouch - Code A4330 DMD
Physician Letter - Artificial Limbs DMD
Physician Letter - Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) DMD
Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices - Supplier Frequency Asked Questions - REVISED November 2010 DMD
Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Devices - Supplier Frequently Asked Questions - REVISED - May 2012 DMD
Power Mobility Devices - 7-Element Order DMD
Power Wheelchair Electronics Clarification DMD
Power Wheelchair Rental - Frequently Asked Questions - UPDATED June 2011 DMD
Prostheses and Orthoses Related to a Hospital Stay DMD
PWK Segment DMD
Quarterly Update for Home Health Consolidated Billing (CB) DMD
Reasonable Useful Lifetime - Clarification DMD
Reasonable Useful Lifetime and Duplicate Items - Billing Reminder DMD
Reminder - Home Prothrombin Time Monitoring for Anticoagulation Management -Not Covered by the DMERC DMD
Reminder - National Mail Order Suppliers and Testing Supplies DMD
Reminder - Replacement of Power Mobility Devices DMD
Reminder - Unprocessable (Return/Reject) Claims Must Be Resubmitted DMD
Repair Labor Billing and Payment Policy DMD
Replacement of Durable Medical Equipment DMD
Resubmitting Claims with Upgrade Modifiers DMD
Resubmitting Claims with Upgrade Modifiers - Effective Febuary 4, 2011 DMD
RETIRED - Additions to Lower Limb Prosthesis - Billing Reminder DMD
RETIRED - Ankle-Foot Orthoses - Arizona-Type - Correct Coding DMD
RETIRED - Appropriate Coding and Billing of Lower Limb Prosthetic Covers and Covering Systems DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder - Arformoterol (Brovana) Number of Units DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder - Elevating Leg Rests DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder - Maximum Allowable of PAP and RAD Accessories DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder - Units of Service for Oral Anticancer Drugs (OACD) DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder - Urological Supplies DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder - Wheelchair Options/Accessories - Use of RT and LT Modifiers DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder for Replacement Orthopedic Footwear DMD
RETIRED - Billing Reminder: Narrative Requirements for Supplies and Accessories Used with Beneficiary Owned Equipment DMD
RETIRED - Billing Wheelchair Accessories with Miscellaneous HCPCS Code K0108 DMD
RETIRED - Changing a 7-Element-Order for a Power Mobility Device DMD
RETIRED - Coding Guidelines for Ankle Foot Orthoses DMD
RETIRED - Compression Bandage Systems DMD
RETIRED - Correct Coding - Articulating Digit(s) and Prosthetic Hands DMD
RETIRED - Correct Coding for Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (E0486) DMD
RETIRED - Correct Coding Instructions: A4358 Urinary Collection Bag DMD
RETIRED - Correct Coding Reminder - Monitoring Technology Used with Positive Airway Pressure Devices (PAP) and Respiratory Assist Devices (RAD) DMD
RETIRED - Correct Use Of RT And LT Modifiers DMD
RETIRED - Coverage Reminder - High Liter-Flow Oxygen (4 LPM) DMD
RETIRED - Coverage Reminder - Insulin Pump Qualification: Beta Cell Autoantibody Testing DMD
RETIRED - Coverage Reminder - Requirements for High Utilization of Glucose Monitor Strips and Lancets DMD
RETIRED - Coverage Reminder - Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) Used For Chronic Low Back Pain DMD
RETIRED - CPAP and RAD - Nasal Interfaces DMD
RETIRED - Diabetic Shoe Insert - A5510 Noncovered DMD
RETIRED - Documentation Reminder - Glucose Monitor Logs for High-Utilization Claims DMD