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Codes on hold

November 23, 2015Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - CMS has decided not to pursue plans to implement new miscellaneous codes for DME and wheelchair components or accessories, but that doesn't mean they won't later down the road.“It's not that they aren't going to be making any changes, they just said they aren't going to make the changes on Jan. 1 as originally communicated,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART. “They're not going to drop it.”In June, the agency proposed replacing HCPCS codes E1399 and...

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In brief: CMS backpedals on miscellaneous codes, posts DMEPOS data dump

October 9, 2015HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - CMS has scrapped plans to discontinue several codes for miscellaneous DME.In a notice last week, the agency simply stated: “We appreciate the comments received on the proposed coding changes below and will continue to consider the issue further. Additional information will be provided on the status of these coding changes in the future.”The changes were slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2016.In June, CMS proposed replacing HCPC codes E1399 and K0108 with six new codes to reflect...

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CMS backpedals on miscellaneous codes

October 7, 2015HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - CMS has scrapped plans to discontinue several codes for miscellaneous DME.In a notice this week, the agency simply stated: “We appreciate the comments received on the proposed coding changes below and will continue to consider the issue further. Additional information will be provided on the status of these coding changes in the future.”The changes were slated to take effect Jan. 1, 2016.In June, CMS proposed replacing HCPC codes E1399 and K0108 with six new codes to reflect...

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Stakeholders reject proposed misc codes

August 25, 2015Tracy Orzel

WASHINGTON - CMS's proposal to revise HCPCS codes for miscellaneous DME, many used for wheelchairs, has stakeholders concerned over reimbursement.HCPCS codes E1399 and K0108 are currently used to bill for inexpensive items; however, CMS proposes to replace them with six new codes for expensive and inexpensive DME items, effective Jan. 1, 2016.The agency says the changes will reflect a more accurate payment of Medicare claims.“The way CMS has it set up is there would be certain codes for miscellaneous...

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CMS rethinks miscellaneous DME codes

June 25, 2015HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - CMS is proposing new codes for miscellaneous DME to reflect more accurate payment of Medicare claims.HCPCS codes E1399 and K0108 are currently used to bill for inexpensive items; however, the agency proposes to replace them with new codes effective Jan. 1, 2016.The public is invited to submit electronic comments on the proposal until July 9, 2015.The proposed codes are:. KXXX1: Durable medical equipment, miscellaneous, the purchase price does not exceed $150. Based on the average reasonable...

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