PDAC LETTERS FOR DJO PRODUCTS

If you are looking for PDAC letters for DJO products, they can be found on the DJO Corporate Compliance website at:  http://www.djoglobal.com/en_US/Coding.html

If the product you are looking for is not listed there, it means that DJO has not submitted a PDAC application for that particular product, or has not yet received a PDAC letter in response to an application.  All PDAC letters are posted immediately upon receipt.  Please be advised that DJO has obtained PDAC letters where required – which includes all knee braces coded L1845 and all rigid back braces.  (As of September 1, 2011, PDAC letters will be required for cervical collars coded L0174.)

Questions about PDAC letters should be directed to the appropriate DJO marketing manager or to corporate.compliance@djoglobal.com.

NEXT STEPS FOR EXPANSION OF THE MEDICARE DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, PROSTHETICS, ORTHOTICS, AND SUPPLIES COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROGRAM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced plans to expand the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. This program is an essential tool to help Medicare set appropriate payment rates for DMEPOS items and services. Except in nine areas of the country where the program is now in effect for certain items, Medicare pays for DMEPOS items using a fee schedule that is generally based on historic supplier charges from the 1980s, increased by an annual covered item update factor. Numerous studies from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office have shown that the fee schedule amounts for certain DMEPOS items are excessive; taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries bear the burden of these excessive payments.

Please click here to read the entire CMS Press Release.

Please click here to read the list of devices and HCPCS Codes announced for Round II Competitive Bidding.