CMS Makes Changes to DMEPOS Prior Approval, Other Restriction Lists

The changes, many of which could affect PTs, will begin April 13. Now's the time to prepare.

Do you work with DMEPOS — durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies? The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has some important news for you.

On Jan. 13, CMS issued multiple updates related to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System, or HCPCS, related to the master list of DMEPOS items that may require prior authorization, face-to-face encounters, or written orders, as well as lists of items that definitely require those measures. The announcement also includes items CMS has deleted from its master list.

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