LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for April 20, 2017

Posted on April 20, 2017

Outlined below are the principal changes to the DME MAC Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs) and Policy Articles (PAs) that have been revised and posted. The policies included are Cold Therapy, Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment, Power Mobility Devices and Respiratory Assist Devices. The Standard Documentation Requirements for All Claims Submitted to the DME MACs PA was also updated. Please review the entire LCD and related PA for complete information.

Cold Therapy
LCD
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Added: General Requirements
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: PIM reference under Appendices
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

 

Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment
LCD
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Added: General Requirements
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: Miscellaneous section
Removed: PIM citation from Appendices
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: NCD 240.2, Long Term Oxygen Therapy Trials, Cluster Headaches, 42 CFR 410.38(g), Repair, Replacement and CMN requirements
CODING GUIDELINES:
Effective 04/01/2017, modifier QF may be used with portable systems or oxygen.
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

 

Power Mobility Devices
LCD
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Updated: Reference for Detailed Product Description
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Added: General Requirements
Revised: Delivery requirements for PA eligible bases
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: Information under Miscellaneous
Removed: PIM reference under Appendices
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
42 CFR 410.38(c) and 42 CFR 410.38(g) language, K0013 billing instructions, Modifier instructions and ADMC eligible codes
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

 

Respiratory Assist Devices
LCD
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

COVERAGE INDICATIONS, INDICATIONS, LIMITATIONS AND/OR MEDICAL NECESSITY:
Clarified: Distinction between coverage of RAD devices and ventilators with non-invasive interfaces
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
Added: General Requirements
Revised: Refill Requirements
DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: General Documentation Requirements
Added: New reference language and directions to Standard Documentation Requirements
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Removed: Standard Documentation Language
Added: Direction to Standard Documentation Requirements
Removed: Supplier Manual direction under Miscellaneous
Removed: PIM citation under Appendices
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements article

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2017

POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: 42 CFR 410.38(g) and Modifiers requirements
RELATED LOCAL COVERAGE DOCUMENTS:
Added: LCD-related Standard Documentation Requirements Language Article

 

Standard Documentation Requirements for All Claims Submitted to DME MACs
Revision Effective Date: 04/20/17

NEW ORDER REQUIREMENTS
Revised: Change in supplier direction
PROOF OF DELIVERY
Revised: Proof of Delivery requirements and use of long description of the HCPCS code
Previous Revisions 10/31/14; 11/05/15; 04/28/16; 01/01/17
Originally published 02/17/12

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 LCDs and/or Policy Articles.

Last Updated Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:09:02 +0000