LCD and Policy Article Revisions Summary for April 30, 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.

Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses
LCD
Revision Effective Date:  05/01/2015
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 Need & Continue 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
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Updated: Documentation responsibilities for prefabricated vs. custom fabricated devices to reflect revision of April 2015 bulletin article
Revised: Repair to beneficiary-owned DMEPOS
Revised: Instructions for HCPCS L2999

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2015
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Added: Information for hospital and SNF reimbursement
CODING GUIDELINES:
Added: Reference to classification algorithm summary

Knee Orthoses
LCD
Revision Effective Date:  05/01/2015
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 Need and Continued Use
Revised: Standard language to add who can enter date of delivery date on the POD
Added: Instructions for Equipment Retained from a Prior Payer
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Updated: Documentation responsibilities for prefabricated vs. custom fabricated devices to reflect revision of April 2015 bulletin article
Revised: Repair to beneficiary-owned DMEPOS
Revised: Instructions for HCPCS L2999

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 01/01/2015
NON-MEDICAL NECESSITY COVERAGE AND PAYMENT RULES:
Added: Information for hospital and SNF reimbursement

Spinal Orthoses: TLSO and LSO
LCD
Revision Effective Date: 05/01/2015
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
POLICY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENTS:
Added: L0455 requires the CG modifier
Revised: Documentation responsibilities for prefabricated vs. custom fabricated devices to reflect revision of April 2015 bulletin article
Revised: Repair to beneficiary-owned DMEPOS

Policy Article
Revision Effective Date: 10/31/2014
CODING GUIDELINES:
Added: L0455 added to paragraph regarding items made of primarily nonelastic material

Suction Pumps
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
Revised: Diagnosis code references
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
Revised: Diagnosis code references

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 14:13:51 +0000