CMS Announces New CARES Act Billing Amounts for DMEPOS Suppliers
On May 8, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published an MLN article for suppliers billing Medicare for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) items and services. CMS has implemented the new April 2020 DMEPOS fee schedule amounts based on changes mandated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For non-rural areas, Medicare will use the HCPCS codes for certain DME and Parental and Enteral Nutrition (PEN) items and services with dates of service during the COVID-19 PHE. For areas other than non-rural areas (i.e., rural or non-contiguous areas), the fee schedules for DME and PEN codes with adjusted fee schedule amounts will continue to be based on a blend of 50 percent of the adjusted fee schedule amounts and 50 percent of the unadjusted fee schedule amounts until the end of the COVID-19 PHE. See the MLN article for additional details.