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Request Updates to The Product Classification List on DMECS

The Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contractor maintains the Product Classification List (PCL) and the Durable Medical Equipment Coding System (DMECS) on its website. The PCL is updated with Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for corresponding products, as coding verification determinations are completed by the PDAC.

It is the responsibility of manufacturers and distributors to notify the PDAC within 30 days of any changes involving products listed on the PCL.

The following situations describe circumstances when changes involving a product listed on the PCL require a new coding verification application be sent to the PDAC, along with any required information and product sample(s):

The following situations describe circumstances requiring only the submission of the appropriate signed and dated attestation form(s) on company letterhead. The attestation must identify all affected products as they are listed on the PCL (ie, a screenshot of the products on DMECS) and state that the products have not changed.

All requests MUST be accompanied by manufacturer/distributor name as listed on the PCL, current mailing address and contact information.

New Private Label Agreement: The addition of a new manufacturer/distributor name as a result of a private label agreement (Each form must be sent to the PDAC from each respective company).

Manufacture Name Change: The addition of a product as a result of a Corporate Merger or Purchase.

NOTE: If the appropriate attestation form is not completed and the required legal documentation is not supplied, a new coding verification application must be submitted.

Addition of Model Numbers: The manufacturer/distributor requests additional model numbers be added to an existing product line currently listed on the PCL. Examples include:

NOTE: The Attestation Regarding Addition of Model Numbers must be printed on company letterhead, and sent along with product literature and the effective begin date for the new product(s).

The following situations describe circumstances when the PDAC will update the PCL without requiring the submission of a new coding verification application or an attestation form:

Each inquiry will be handled on a case-by-case basis and PDAC reserves the right to request a new coding verification application to verify the correct code. All final decisions made by the PDAC will be communicated to the inquirer in writing.