CORRECT CODING – P-STIM® DEVICE


Joint DME MAC Publication

Recently the DME MAC contractors have received inquiries about the P-stim® auricular stimulation device (Biegler GmbH). The P-stim® is a miniaturized electro-acupuncture device for use in the practice of acupuncture by qualified practitioners of acupuncture. It provides auriculo-point stimulation treatment over several days. This item is not reimbursable by Medicare. Claims submitted to the DME MACs for the P-stim® device must be coded A9270 (Noncovered item or service).

For questions about coding verification reviews and correct coding, contact the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 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/This link takes you to an external website..

Published by Noridian as the PDAC, October 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note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.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: 10/29/2015