LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for April 16, 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.

Eye Prostheses

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

Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment

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 DOUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Revised: Diagnosis code references for Cluster Headaches

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

Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces – Group 1

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
Revised: ACA 6407 verbiage
Added: Repair and 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

Walkers

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
Revised: Repair to beneficiary-owned DMEPOS

Policy Article

Revision Effective Date: 11/01/2013 (April 2015 Publication)
CODING GUIDELINES:
Added: Coding guidelines to clarify billing for brakes upon initial issue.

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 13:59:13 +0000