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Email Distributions (2010 - Current)

2018

Email Date Article Title
March 27, 2018
  • Correct Coding – Custom Fabricated Wheelchair Seat and Back Cushions
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for a Privacy Flap
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for a Wheel Lock Brake Extension for Manual Wheelchairs
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for an Actuator
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for Transit System and Associated Bracket
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for Anti-Tip Devices for Manual Wheelchairs
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for Front Riggings: Calf Pad or Calf Support
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for Labor Charges
  • Correct Coding – Incorrect Use of HCPCS Code K0108 To Bill for Front Riggings: Shoe Holder or Shoe Holder Replacement Straps
March 26, 2018
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – March 30, 2018
February 16, 2018
  • DMECS Update Listing
February 15, 2018
  • Correct Coding – Warranty, Reasonable Useful Lifetime (RUL), and the Minimum Lifetime Requirement (MLR) for Durable Medical Equipment
  • PDAC Website Survey
February 6, 2018
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 19, 2018
February 5, 2018
  • Correct Coding – Inserts Used with Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes (A5512, A5513, K0903)

 

2017

Email Date Article Title
December 20, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – December 25, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 1, 2018
December 12, 2017
  • Correct Coding of CUVITRU™ Revised
November 30, 2017
  • Coming Soon - DMECS New Look and Features
  • PDAC Code Verification Application Status Tool
November 29, 2017
  • Correct Coding – Full Length Rocker Soles Added to Therapeutic Shoes
  • Correct Coding – Hygienic Cleansers, Diapers, and Under-pads
  • Correct Coding – Hygienic Items, Wash Cloths, and Cleansing Wipes
  • Correct Coding – Urinary Drainage Tube Adapter
  • Correct Coding – 2018 HCPCS Code Annual Update
November 15, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 23 and 24, 2017
November 8, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 10, 2017
  • Correct Coding – Insulin Used with Continuous External Insulin Infusion Pumps
October 9, 2017
  • Correct Coding – Lithium Batteries – Revised
  • Correct Coding – HCPCS Coding of Surgical Dressings – Components to Report on the PDAC HCPCS Code Verification Application
  • Correct Coding – PRO-FLEX® Prosthetic Foot (Össur)
October 6, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – October 9, 2017
September 12, 2017
  • Correct Coding – SpeediCath® Flex Coudé Catheter (Coloplast)
August 25, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – September 4, 2017
August 24, 2017
  • This article is revised to correct an error in the billing information for codes E1012 and K0040.
August 11, 2017
  • Correct Coding – Submitting Diabetic Shoe Inserts for HCPCS Coding – PDAC Coding Application Instruction
  • Correct Coding – A5513 Product Coding Redetermination Project
July 31, 2017
  • PDAC Website Survey
  • Correct Coding – A5513 Custom Molding Requirements
  • Correct Coding – Bariatric Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces
July 24, 2017
  • Glucose Monitors LCD and Related Policy Article – Revised
  • Correct Coding – Center Mount Elevating Leg Rest
June 22, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – July 4, 2017
May 22, 2017
  • Two New K Codes for Therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitors
May 19, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – May 29, 2017
  • Continuous Glucose Monitors – Frequently Asked Questions
April 5, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – April 14, 2017
  • Coding and Coverage – Therapeutic Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM)
  • Correct Coding and Coverage – Braces Constructed Primarily of Elastic or Other Fabric Materials - Revised
  • Correct Coding – Interferential Current (IFC) Therapy Devices
February 14, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 10, 2017
January 11, 2017
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 16, 2017

 

2016

Email Date Article Title
December 28, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 2, 2017
  • Correct Coding – LIM Innovation Below Knee Socket
  • Correct Coding – Manual Wheelchairs Constructed of Titanium
  • Correct Coding – Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)
  • Correct Coding – WHILL Powered Personal Mobility Devices – Revised
December 20, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – December 26, 2016
  • Correct Coding – Oral Appliances Not Used For the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Correct Coding - Diapers and Underpad
December 6, 2016
  • Manufacturers and distributors are responsible for notifying PDAC when they discontinue a product or product line.
December 1, 2016
  • Correct Coding – 2017 HCPCS Code Annual Update
  • Correct Coding – Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) HCPCS Codes Used for Drugs
November 15, 2016
  • Coverage and Correct Coding of CUVITRU™
  • REVISED – Correct Coding – Eclipse™ Vaginal Insert system (Pelvalon, Inc)
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 24 and 25, 2016
November 8, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 11, 2016
October 17, 2016
  • Correct Coding – Otto Bock C-Leg Coding Revised
October 05, 2016
  • Correct Coding – Pneumatic Compression Devices and Related Appliances – Revised
October 04, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – October 10, 2016
September 27, 2016
  • Correct Coding – Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System
August 30, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – September 5, 2016
August 22, 2016
  • Correct Coding - Eclipse Vaginal Insert system (Pelvalon, Inc.)
August 5, 2016
  • Correct Coding – WHILL Powered Personal Mobility Devices
  • Correct Coding and Coverage – Braces Constructed Primarily of Elastic or Other Fabric Materials
  • Cantilever Type Armrest – Correct Coding
August 3, 2016
  • Correct Coding and Coverage – Oral Suspensions used in the Treatment of Oral Mucosal Injuries
  • Correct Coding – HCPCS Coding Recommendations from Non-Medicare Sources
June 28, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – July 4, 2016
June 16, 2016
  • Coverage and Coding – New Oral Antiemetic Drug Varubi® – Revised – Effective Date July 1, 2016
  • Correct Coding – Martin Bionics Socket-less Socket – Revised
May 25, 2016
  • Speech Generating Devices – Coding Verification Review Requirement
  • Correct Coding and Coverage of Ventilators – Revised May 2016
  • Correct Coding Reminder - Duopa® (AbbVie)
May 20, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – May 30, 2016
April 27, 2016
  • Manual Wheelchair Bases - Correct Coding - Revised
April 19, 2016
  • Hand-Finger Orthoses – Use of CG Modifier – Revised
March 16, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – March 25, 2016
  • Correct Coding - LIM innovations Infinite Socket™ - Revised
March 8, 2016
  • Correct Coding - inFlow™ Intraurethral Valve-Pump (Vesiflo, Inc.)
February 16, 2016
  • Correct Coding – IDEO and ExoSym Energy Storing AFO
  • Correct Coding – NOC Codes for Enteral (B9998) and Parenteral (B9999) Nutrition
February 11, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 15, 2016
  • Coverage and Correct Coding of YONDELIS®
January 12, 2016
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 18, 2016
  • Coverage and Correct Coding of Blincyto™ Joint DME MAC Publication – Revised
  • Coverage and Correct Coding of Duopa® (Levodopa-Carbidopa Enteral Suspension) Joint DME MAC Publication – Revised
  • Coverage and Correct Coding of HYQVIA (Immune Globulin Infusion (Human) 10%, with Recombinant Human Hyaluronidase) – Revised Joint DME MAC Publication – Revised

 

2015

Email Date Article Title
December 29, 2015
  • Correct Coding – Ankle Orthoses, With or Without Joints, Prefabricated or Custom Fabricated Coding Verification Review
  • Correct Coding – New Oral Antiemetic Drug Akynzeo® – Joint DME MAC Publication Revised
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 1, 2016
December 16, 2015
  • Correct Coding and Coverage of Ventilators – Revised Effective January 1, 2016
November 30, 2015
  • Correct Coding – Buzzy®
  • Correct Coding – Tracheostomy Tubes
November 24, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 26 and 27, 2015
  • Correct Coding – 2016 HCPCS Code Annual Update
  • Coverage and Coding – New Oral Antiemetic Drug Varubi™
October 22, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 11, 2015
October 8, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – October 12, 2015
August 25, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – September 7, 2015
June 25, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – July 3, 2015
May 18, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – May 25, 2015
March 25, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – April 3, 2015
March 9, 2015
  • Revised – Power Mobility Device Independent Testing Requirements Effective October 1, 2015
February 9, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 16, 2015
January 15, 2015
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 19, 2015
January 7, 2015
  • Correct Coding – Lithium Batteries – Updated

 

2014

Email Date Article Title
December 30, 2014
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 1, 2015
December 19, 2014
  • HCPCS Code Update – (2015)
December 17, 2014
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – December 24 and 25, 2014
November 26, 2014
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 27 and 28, 2014
November 6, 2014
  • Correct Coding – Braces (Orthoses) Attached to Wheelchairs
November 4, 2014
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 11, 2014
October 8, 2014
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – October 13, 2014
September 26, 2014
  • New Off-the-Shelf Orthotic Codes
September 18, 2014
  • Correct Coding – Drugs and Fluids
August 22, 2014
  • Speech Generating Devices – Coding Verification Review Requirement – Update
July 29, 2014
  • Speech Generating Device – Information Required for Coding Verification Review
July 7, 2014
  • Correct Coding – Billing of Hcpcs Code E0986
  • Vacuum Erection Device – Coding Verification Review Requirement
March 31, 2014
  • Correct Coding – Definitions Used for Off–the–Shelf versus Custom Fitted Prefabricated Orthotics (Braces) – Revised
February 25, 2014
  • Correct Coding – Liners Used With Positive Airway Pressure (PAP) Mask
January 16, 2014
  • Federal Drug Administration (FDA) information

 

2013

Email Date Article Title

December 12, 2013

  • Noridian Has Been Re-awarded the PDAC Contract

July 2, 2013

  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – July 4 and 5, 2013

June 19, 2013

  • New Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Codes for Customized Durable Medical Equipment – Effective July 1, 2013

  • Federal Drug Administration Summary Letter or Copy of Registration & Device Listing Requirement

June 5, 2013

  • CMS National Physician Payment Transparency Program: OPEN PAYMENTS Training Module for Providers

May 22, 2013

  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – May 27, 2013

  • Updated HCPCS Codes – Reference and Features/Functions

May 13, 2013

  • Name Change – Now Noridian Healthcare Solutions

  • Benefits for Submitting DMEPOS Products for HCPCS Coding Verification Review

April 11, 2013

  • Product Sample Requirements Update

  • Oral Anti-Cancer Drugs – Coding and Billing Change

March 22, 2013

  • Additional Clarification Regarding Collagen Surgical Dressings

  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – March 29, 2013

February 28, 2013

  • K0009 Manual Wheelchair – Coding Verification Review Requirement – Update

February 26, 2013

  • Revised – Collagen Surgical Dressings – Coding Verification Review Requirement

  • Revised – Power Mobility Device Independent Testing Requirements

February 13, 2013

  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 18, 2013

  • Items Requiring Coding Verification Reviews by the PDAC

  • Request for Updates to Product Classification List on DMECS

  • Revised – Coding Guidelines for Ankle Foot Orthoses

January 14, 2013

  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 21, 2013

  • HCPCS Code L0430 – Invalid

 

2012

Email Date Article Title
December 26, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed - January 1, 2013
December 18, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – December 24 and 25, 2012
  • HCPCS Code Update – 2013
  • Collagen Surgical Dressings – Coding Verification Review Requirement
November 19, 2012
  • K0009 Manual Wheelchair – Coding Verification Review Requirement – Deadline Extended
November 15, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 22 and 23, 2012
  • Medical Identity Theft Web-Based Training Course for Providers
November 8, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed - November 12, 2012
October 23, 2012
  • Review of K0009 Items
October 3, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – October 8, 2012
  • PDAC Meeting Requests
  • Quarterly HCPCS Policy Group Map Report
September 13, 2012
  • Revised – K0009 Manual Wheelchair – Coding Verification Review Requirement
  • Upcoming DMECS Training Offered by the PDAC
August 28, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – September 3, 2012
  • Upcoming DMECS Training Offered by the PDAC
August 17, 2012
  • CMS Fraud Prevention Training Modules
  • Product Sample Labeling Requirements – Reminder
August 1, 2012
  • Upcoming DMECS Training Offered By the PDAC
  • Correction to the LCD Policy Article Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthoses (Effective Date July 1, 2012)
  • Reminder - Product Sample Requirements - Effective June 18, 2012
July 19, 2012
  • Upcoming DMECS Training Offered by the PDAC
  • Correct Coding for Oral Appliances for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (E0486)
July 11, 2012
  • Newly Released Information Regarding the Custom Fabricated Ankle-Foot Orthoses Policy
July 2, 2012
  • Advisory Article Titled Custom Coding Verification Reviews for Custom Fabricated Ankle-Foot Orthoses Under Review
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – July 4, 2012
  • Updated HCPCS Codes – Reference and Features/Functions
  • Items Requiring Coding Verification Reviews by the PDAC
June 12, 2012
  • DMEPOS Quality Standards Booklet
  • Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Interpretive Guidelines
  • Reminder – Product Sample Requirements – Effective June 18, 2012
May 21, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – May 28, 2012
  • Revised Coding Verification Applications
  • Concentric Adjustable Torsion Joints – Correct Coding
  • Coding Verification Reviews for Custom Fabricated Ankle-Foot Orthoses
May 2, 2012
  • Updated Product Sample Requirements
April 24, 2012
  • New Look to The PDAC Website
  • K0009 Manual Wheelchair – Coding Verification Review Requirement
April 12, 2012
  • New Information Added to DMECS
April 3, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed - April 6, 2012
  • Manufacturer Name Cleanup on DMECS
  • Updated HCPCS Codes - Reference and Features/Functions
February 22, 2012
  • New Information Added to DMECS
February 16, 2012
  • DMECS Downtime for Maintenance
February 13, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 20, 2012
  • Recent PDAC Website Changes
January 30, 2012
  • Product Labeling Requirements Rescinded – Effective Immediately
January 12, 2012
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 16, 2012
  • Correct Coding and Billing for Microprocessor–Controlled Knee Systems
  • DMECS – Durable Medical Equipment Coding System

 

2011

Email Date Article Title
December 29, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 2, 2012
  • Coding Guidelines for Ankle Foot Orthoses
  • Correct Coding – Articulating Digit(s) and Prosthetic Hands
December 19, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – December 26, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Holiday Schedule 2012
December 8, 2011
  • HCPCS Code Update – 2012
  • Correct Coding – Safety Equipment Packages with Power Operated Vehicles (POVs)
November 18, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 24 and 25, 2011
  • Ankle–Foot Orthoses – Arizona-Type – Correct Coding – Revised
November 8, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 11, 2011
  • Reminder – Ultrasonic/Electronic Aerosol Generator with Small Volume Nebulizer – Coding Verification Review Requirement
  • Reminder – Height Standards for Coding LSO and TLSO – Revised
  • Product Samples for Coding Verification Determinations – Update
October 5, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – October 10, 2011
September 22, 2011
  • HCPCS Policy Group Map Report
September 14, 2011
  • Charcot Restraint Orthotic Walker – Crow Boot – Coding Update
  • Benefits for Submitting DMEPOS Products for HCPSC Coding Verification Review
August 26, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – September 5, 2011
  • Location of Prior PDAC E-Mail Distribution Lists
  • Changes to PDAC Reconsideration Process
July 27, 2011
  • Correct Coding Instructions – Porta-Lung® Negative Pressure Ventilator
  • Reminder – Revised PDAC Coding Verification Applications
  • Durable Medical Equipment Coding System – User Guide Updated
  • Billable HCPCS Codes vs. Payable HCPCS Codes
June 28, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – July 4, 2011
  • Correct Coding – L0174 Coding Review
May 25, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – May 30, 2011
  • Billing for Capecitabine (Xeloda®) 500 mg Dosage Form – European Formulation Blister Pack
  • E0486 – Custom Fabricated Oral Appliance for OSA – Coding and Utilization Guidelines
  • Durable Medical Equipment Coding System – User Guide Updated
  • Notify PDAC of Changes to DMEPOS Products Listed on DMECS
  • PDAC Coding Verification Application – Section D: Product Listing on DMECS
April 18, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – April 22, 2011
  • Reminder – Revised PDAC Coding Verification Applications
  • Reminder – Submission of Coding Verification Applications
  • Correct Coding Instructions – A4358 Urinary Collection Bag
April 1, 2011
  • New Fax Number For PDAC
  • Correct Coding Instructions – Endolite Echelon® Prosthetic Foot
February 16, 2011
  • Urological Supplies – A4353 Correct Coding Clarification Policy Revision
  • Submission of Coding Verification Applications
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 21, 2011
January 25, 2011
  • Reminder – Revised PDAC Coding Verification Applications
  • Correction – New Modifier CS – Effective Date April 20, 2010
January 12, 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Holiday Schedule 2011
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 17, 2011
  • HCPCS Code Update – 2011 – Revised
  • Heating Pads and Heat Lamps – Draft Medical Policy Finalized

 

2010

Email Date Article Title
December 28, 2010
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – December 31, 2010
December 21, 2010
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – December 24, 2010
  • HCPCS Code E0571 – Invalid
  • HCPCS Code Update – 2011
December 1, 2010
  • Summary of changes to PDAC Coding Verification applications
November 17, 2010
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 25 – 26, 2010
  • Revised PDAC Coding Verification Applications – Coming Soon
  • Additional Coding Information for Pneumatic Knee Splints
  • Ultrasonic/Electronic Aerosol Generator with Small Volume Nebulizer – Coding Verification Review Requirement
November 3, 2010
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – November 11, 2010
  • Product Samples for Coding Verification Determinations
  • Change in Short Descriptor for HCPCS Codes K0669 and K0899
October 5, 2010
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – October 11, 2010
  • Submitting Diabetic Shoe Inserts for Coding
  • Competitive Bidding Implementation Contractor (CBIC) – Website Link
August 18, 2010
  • PDAC E-Mailing Acknowledgement, Additional Information and Coding Verification Letters
  • Correct Coding for Pneumatic Compression Devices
  • Change in Claims Filing Jurisdiction For Tracheo-Esophageal Voice Prostheses Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Code
  • Pneumatic Knee Splint – Coding Verification Review Requirement
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – September 6, 2010
July 14, 2010
  • Request for Updates to Product Classification List on DMECS
June 28, 2010
  • Requirements for Coding Review of Custom Fabricated Spinal Orthoses
  • Tips on Completing Coding Verification Applications
  • Reminder When Submitting LSO and TLSO Product Sample
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – July 5, 2010
  • Quarterly HCPCS Code Changes – July 2010
May 19, 2010
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – May 31, 2010
  • Coding Guidelines for Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes
  • Power Mobility Device Independent Testing Requirements – Revised
  • Spinal Orthosis – Coding Verification Review Requirement
  • Height Standards for Coding LSO and TLSO – Revised
  • Hand Finger Orthoses (L3923) – Use of CG Modifier
  • Frequently Asked Questions of the PDAC
  • Tips on Completing Coding Verification Applications
March 31, 2010
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – April 2, 2010
  • DMECS – Durable Medical Equipment Coding System
  • Coding Verification Decisions Updated on DMECS (Durable Medical Equipment Coding System)
February 9, 2010
  • Billable HCPCS Codes vs. Payable HCPCS Codes
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)
  • Determining Which Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) To Include on HCPCS Coding Verification Application
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – February 15, 2010
January 19, 2010
  • Height Standards for Coding LSO and TLSO
January 15, 2010
  • Welcome to the PDAC Email Distribution List
  • PDAC Contact Center Closed – January 18, 2010