Speech Generating Devices – Coding Verification Review Requirement
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IMPORTANT: Article retired due to content incorporation into the applicable Local Coverage Determination or related Policy Article.

November 5, 2015

Speech Generating Devices – Coding Verification Review Requirement

Joint DME MAC & PDAC Publication

The Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) contractor is conducting Coding Verification Reviews for code E2510 (SPEECH GENERATING DEVICE, SYNTHESIZED SPEECH, PERMITTING MULTIPLE METHODS OF MESSAGE FORMULATION AND MULTIPLE METHODS OF DEVICE ACCESS). All products currently listed on the Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) contractor website with HCPCS code E2510 will be end dated effective May 31, 2016. Manufacturers will be required to submit a new coding verification application to the PDAC for review and assignment of the correct code for products currently coded as E2510.

Effective for claims with dates of service on or after June 1, 2016, the only products which may be billed to Medicare using code E2510 are those for which a written coding verification has been made by the PDAC contractor and are listed on the Product Classification List in the Durable Medical Equipment Coding System (DMECS) maintained on the PDAC website, https://www.dmepdac.com/dmecsapp/do/searchExternal Website.

The PDAC coding verification application required for these products is the DME and Supplies application. This application is located on the PDAC website, https://www.dmepdac.com/review/apps_check.htmlExternal Website .

For questions about correct coding, contact the PDAC Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 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/External Website.

The Speech Generating Devices Local Coverage Determination and related Policy Article will be updated with this information at a later date.

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