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Power Mobility Codes Will Be Delayed By CMS

Power Mobility Codes Will Be Delayed By CMS

Power Mobility Codes Will Be Delayed By CMS

Power mobility medical billing changes are on the horizon. There have been several thing cooking in the power mobility CMS kitchen. There will be new medical billing codes and a revision to the local coverage determination (LCD) for power mobility devices. Currently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has delayed the release of the medical billing changes.

On October 14th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that they would be delaying the release of the 62 power mobility device codes. This also means there will be a delay for the local coverage determinations for medical billing. This delay is for a good reason. CMS would like the input of DME suppliers and manufacturers before the changes are final. This will give them a better idea if the codes are properly set up for accurate medical billing.

The Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carriers (DMERC) are looking at revising the local coverage determinations as well. These changes are supposed to reflect the national coverage determination criteria more closely. The changes to the LCD is expected to be released when the new Power mobility device medical billing codes are released.

There is one decision the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have decided not to change. Against much urging, certificates of medical necessity will not be returning for the medical billing of DME. CMS has firmly decided to stick with the physician notes and prescriptions for these devices.

None of these medical billing DME changes have been made rashly. The changes are meant to improve the health care industry by providing more accurate information and more descriptive codes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is doing everything in their power to make sure the medical billing changes to Power mobility devices are changes for the better.

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