Reimbursement & Coding Information
HCPCS Coding Guidance
HCPCS Coding Guidance – The link provided below contains Coverage and Payment Rules, codes and general guidelines for seeking DME reimbursement through Medicare. These guidelines do not replace directions provided by CMS. AMERX Health Care recommends checking with PDAC for the latest updates regarding rules and regulations for dispensing DME products. PDAC – www.dmepdac.com
Common Wound Care Diagnosis & Debridement Codes for AMERX Products
AMERX Health Care has compiled a handy guide of Debridement Codes and ICD-10 Codes associated with dispensing AMERX Products. While the information in this guide is intended to assist you and your practice with coding, the existence of a code does not guarantee payment. The information is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication, but coding guidelines can change and we always encourage you to stay up to date.
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As of January 1, 2020, the DMEMAC requirement for a “Detailed Written Order” when ordering surgical dressings has changed to the requirement for a “Standard Written Order”. The required elements of a Standard Written Order are almost the same as those of the Detailed Written Order. The required elements of the Standard Written Order include: […]
When dispensing surgical dressings, it is important that the dressing size is selected appropriately based on the size of the ulcer being treated. The dressing should be large enough to cover the entire ulcer. However, you cannot expect reimbursement for a dressing when a smaller size is available that could have covered the same ulcer.
AMERX Health Care provides you with extensive resources that include everything you need for perfect documentation to ensure compliance when dispensing surgical dressings. The majority of this guidance comes from the DMEMAC Surgical Dressings LCD and the DMEMAC Surgical Dressing Policy Article. On December 3, 2019, the DMEMACs released some additional guidance in the form […]