CMS Proposes Changes to E0217 Reimbursement
A draft policy from CMS is proposing changes to reimbursement for hot water therapy pumps (E0217) that could have a severe business impact for providers of those devices.
In an NHIC letter to Jurisdicition A providers
dated Sept. 18, CMS proposes a draft policy
that would change reimbursement for those devices to be the same as heating pads (E0210 and E0215), a much lesser amount.
CMS is currently soliciting comments for the policy, which are due Nov. 3. Providers can submit their comments regarding the proposal via the web
, or on print to:
Paul J. Hughes, M.D.
Medical Director, DME MAC, Jurisdiction A
75 Sgt. William B. Terry Drive
Hingham, MA 02043