CMS Revises HCPCS Jurisdiction List

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised the 2008 jurisdiction list for Durable Medical Equipment Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supply (DMEPOS) Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to clarify that HCPCS Level II code A4559 Coupling gel or paste, for use with ultrasound device, per ounce may only be billed to the local carrier.

Transmittal 1644, CR 6062, released Dec. 5 rescinds and replaces Transmittal 1605, released Sept. 26.

The current 2008 jurisdiction list of HCPCS Level II codes is effective Oct. 27, with the exception of HCPCS code A4559, which is effective Dec. 12. Extra time was given to allow contractors to post the revision and update any other documentation.

MLN Matters article MM6062 has also been revised to reflect this change.

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