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Supplies Only in the ER

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    Can anyone help me find documentation on the supplies only in the ER? Our ER hands out supplies (splints, crutches, etc. ) by a prescription from a family doctor. Is there a coding rule?
    Thanks,
    Sue

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    With most carriers you need a DME number in order to bill for the distribution of supplies.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you for answering, but what if you don't have that.

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    Then you will most likely not be paid especially by Medicare. You should use the HCPCS II codes for the supplies but without a DME number well good luck.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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