CORRECT CODING – FITNESS MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES


Joint DME MAC & PDAC Publication

Recently the DME MACs have received inquiries about coverage of fitness and rehabilitation tracking (FRT) technologies such as the FitBit®, WeGo®, Fuelband® and other devices such as pedometers, heart rate monitors, and GPS watches.  FRTs are typically worn on the wrist and monitor the amount of exercise and movement of the wearer.  FRTs are considered exercise equipment and are non-covered by Medicare.  Suppliers billing FRTs must use HCPCS code A9300 (Exercise Equipment).

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, December 2014.  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note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.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: 12/29/2014