CMS adds three new DME codes

Friday, May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON – CMS has added three new codes for custom DME, according to an announcement. The additions, which are only to be used for items that meet the definition of “customized items,” are: K0008 (custom manual wheelchair/base); K0013 (custom motorized/power wheelchair base); and K0900 (custom durable medical equipment, other than wheelchairs). Effective July 1, claims for items billed using these codes will be manually processed and evaluated to ensure the items furnished meet Medicare’s definition of customized items.