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CMS limits K0108 for manual wheelchairs

February 10, 2017Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WASHINGTON - CMS has taken away a Medicare beneficiary's “right to choose,” now that providers aren't allowed to use K0108 for titanium or heavy duty upgrades for manual wheelchairs, industry stakeholders say.In a joint article on Dec. 15, the DME MACs state that the codes for manual wheelchairs—K0001 through K0009—have always included the cost of these upgrades.“Suppliers billing for manual wheelchair bases must not include HCPCS code K0108 in addition to the base wheelchair...

Billing, Coding, Heavy duty, K0108, Manual Wheelchairs, titanium

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NCART fights for separate billing

January 27, 2017HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - NCART has formed a work group and developed an issue paper in response to CMS's decision not to allow separate billing for titanium wheelchair frames and heavy duty upgrades.The agency argues these features are included in the initial fee schedules developed for manual wheelchairs.“This is the most recent example of policy changes and re-interpretations over the past few years implemented by CMS and its contractors that eliminate access,” said Don Clayback, executive director...

Complex Rehab, Manual Wheelchairs, NCART, titanium

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