The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released a revised repairs and replacement policy for the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. A revised fact sheet provides the guidelines for beneficiary-owned equipment that is eligible under the new policy.
The revised policy continues to allow any Medicare enrolled supplier to repair medically necessary, beneficiary-owned equipment in order to make the equipment serviceable. Repair parts now include components that are needed to repair the base equipment, including batteries and tires.
The fact sheet also provides guidance for beneficiaries who reside in competitive bidding areas on billing the labor component and parts for the repair.
To read the entire fact sheet, visit http://www.cms.gov/MLNProducts/downloads/DME_Repair_Replacement_Factsheet_ICN905283.pdf.