CORRECT CODING – BEMER PHYSICAL VASCULAR THERAPY DEVICES


Joint DME MAC Publication

BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy Devices (BEMER International AG) provides broad spectrum, low intensity, pulsed, electromagnetic therapy which the manufacturer claims is effective for various conditions. This technology comes in differing configurations (Classic, Pro) and with a variety of accessories.

Claims for this device and related accessories should be directed to the Medicare Part B Carrier.

There is no DME HCPCS code assigned for these items that is valid for claim submission to the DME MACs. Consult with the Part B Contractor for coding and coverage guidance.

Claims submitted to the DME MACs for these items using Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) codes will be denied as wrong jurisdiction.

Claims submitted to the DME MACs for these items using existing “E” series HCPCS codes for electrical or electromagnetic devices such as TENS, neuromuscular stimulator, wound healing devices, joint stimulation devices etc. (not all-inclusive) will be denied as incorrect coding.

For questions about correct coding, contact the PDAC Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the PDAC by completing the DME PDAC Contact Form.

 

Published by Noridian as the PDAC, May 2015. Republished by Palmetto GBA as the PDAC, February 2019. Please note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.



Last Updated: 05/19/2015