The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new K Codes for oral/nasal masks used with CPAP devices. The effective date for these new codes is July 1, 2007.
The codes include:
- K0553 — Combination oral/nasal mask, used with continuous positive airway pressure device, each
- K0554 — Oral cushion for combination oral/nasal mask, replacement only, each
- K0555 — Nasal pillows for combination oral/nasal mask, replacement only, pair
To see the official instruction (CR5525) issued to the Medicare FI, DME MAC, DMERC or A/B MAC, visit www.cms.hhs.gov/Transmittals/downloads/R1210CP.pdf on the CMS Web site.