Only if the "bandages" are a foam dressing with adhesive border such as Polymem not just a regular band-aid. Most commercial payers will consider the bandages content of service. For Medicare patients you will have to have a DME contract, ID#, follow their guidelines and have a DME receipt signed by the patient in their file. According to Medicare guidelines you are allowed to dispense 12 bandages per wound per month. The A1-A9 modifiers are for the total number of wounds the patient has. If the patient has 9 or more wounds that need a surgical dressing then you use the A9 modifier and then in box 19 you enter the total number of wounds. For a great handout that goes over Medicare coverage requirements and documentation go to www.noridianmedicare.com click on Durable Medical Equipment click on Presentations under Training/Events. Click on view all under Presentations. Finally click on Surgical Dressings.
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