HEATING PADS AND HEAT LAMPS – DRAFT MEDICAL POLICY FINALIZED


The draft Local Coverage Determination and Policy Article for Heating Pads and Heat Lamps has been finalized. The medical policy is effective for claims with dates of service on or after April 1, 2011.

Products that are currently coded E0210, E0215, E0217, or E0249 by the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor and are listed in the DME Coding System (DMECS) Product Classification List on the PDAC web site will be end-dated on March 31, 2011. Although Coding Verification Review by the PDAC is not required for suppliers to bill these products, manufacturers who want their product(s) listed in DMECS after April 1, 2011, will need to submit a new application.

The PDAC coding verification review application required for these products is the DME and Supplies application. This application is located on the PDAC website: https://www.dmepdac.com/palmetto/PDACv2.nsf/DID/B723EU24. If you have questions, please 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 located on the PDAC website: https://www.dmepdac.com/.

Published by Noridian as the PDAC, January 2011. 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note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.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: 01/04/2011