RESPIRATORY ASSIST DEVICES – E0472


Joint DME MAC Article

Recently during claims review it was noted that suppliers are billing HCPCS code E0472 (Respiratory assist device, bi-level pressure capability, with backup rate feature, used with invasive interface, e.g., tracheostomy tube (intermittent assist device with continuous positive airway pressure device)) with non-invasive interfaces. This is not correct billing. As noted in the code descriptor, code E0472 is reserved for devices used with an invasive interface. Claims for E0472 must not be billed with any of the following non-invasive interfaces or accessories:

Code

Descriptor

A7027

COMBINATION ORAL/NASAL MASK, USED WITH CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE, EACH

A7028

ORAL CUSHION FOR COMBINATION ORAL/NASAL MASK, REPLACEMENT ONLY, EACH

A7029

NASAL PILLOWS FOR COMBINATION ORAL/NASAL MASK, REPLACEMENT ONLY, PAIR

A7030

FULL FACE MASK USED WITH POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE, EACH

A7031

FACE MASK INTERFACE, REPLACEMENT FOR FULL FACE MASK, EACH

A7032

CUSHION FOR USE ON NASAL MASK INTERFACE, REPLACEMENT ONLY, EACH

A7033

PILLOW FOR USE ON NASAL CANNULA TYPE INTERFACE, REPLACEMENT ONLY, PAIR

A7034

NASAL INTERFACE (MASK OR CANNULA TYPE) USED WITH POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE, WITH OR WITHOUT HEAD STRAP

A7035

HEADGEAR USED WITH POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE

A7036

CHINSTRAP USED WITH POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE

A7044

ORAL INTERFACE USED WITH POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE DEVICE, EACH

Claims for RAD use with a non-invasive interface are billed with HCPCS codes E0470 or E0471, depending on whether or not the device has a backup rate feature.

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, February 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note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.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: 02/18/2015