LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for April 2, 2015

Outlined below are the principal changes to DME MAC Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Policy Articles (PAs) that have been revised and posted.  Please review each entire LCD and each related PA for complete information.

Commodes

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 10/31/2014
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add covered prior to a beneficiary's Medicare eligibility
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Deleted: Reference to refill of supplies from Continued Use
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add who can enter date of delivery date on the POD
Added: Instructions for Equipment Retained from a Prior Payer
Revised: Repair to beneficiary-owned DMEPOS

Immunosuppressive Drugs

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 10/31/2014
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add covered prior to a beneficiary's Medicare eligibility
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add who can enter date of delivery date on the POD
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: ICD-9 CM reference

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2015
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Removed: ICD-9 diagnosis references
CODING GUIDELINES:
Revised: J7599 billing guidelines

Intrapulmonary Percussive Ventilation System

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 10/31/2014
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add covered prior to a beneficiary's Medicare eligibility
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: PIM citation reference under Appendices

Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 10/31/2014
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add covered prior to a beneficiary's Medicare eligibility
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: Continued Medical Need/Continued Use sections
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add who can enter date of delivery date on the POD
Added: Instructions for Equipment Retained from a Prior Payer
Added: Repair/Replacement section
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: Diagnosis code reference

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2015
CODING GUIDELINES:
Revised: Coding Guidelines based on DME MAC article: "Correct Coding for Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (E0486)" – Effective July, 01, 2012

Osteogenesis Stimulators

LCD

Revision Effective Date: 10/31/2014
COVERAGE INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add covered prior to a beneficiary's Medicare eligibility
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Standard Documentation Language to add who can enter date of delivery date on the POD
Added: Instructions for Equipment Retained from a Prior Payer
Added: Repair/Replacement section

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 10/31/2014
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES
Removed: "When required by state law" from ACA new prescription requirements
Revised: Face-to-Face Requirements for treating practitioner

Note: The information contained in this article is only a summary of revisions to the LCDs and Policy Articles.  For complete information on any topic, you must review the LCD and/or Policy Article.

Last Updated Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:54:46 +0000