Correct Coding - Cast Covers


Recently the DME MACs have received inquiries about coverage of covers for casts. These are typically constructed of latex or rubber and are designed to fit over a cast to allow bathing, showering or swimming without water infiltration. Medicare considers cast covers a convenience item; therefore, these items are non-covered. The proper HCPCS code for cast covers is:

A9270 – Non-covered item or service

For questions about correct coding, contact the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the PDAC by completing the DME PDAC Contact Form.


Last Updated Thu, 05 Jul 2018 14:34:41 +0000