- Bill Correctly for Device Replacement Procedures
In a September 2017 report, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) determined that Medicare paid for many device replacement procedures incorrectly. Hospitals are required to use condition codes 49 or 50 on claims for device replacement procedures resulting from a recall or premature failure (whether the device is provided at no cost or with a credit).
Use the following resources to bill correctly and avoid overpayment recoveries:
- OIG Report: Shortcomings of Device Claims Data Complicate And Potentially Increase Medicare Costs for Recalled and Prematurely Failed Devices
- Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 3, section 100.8
- Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 4, section 61.3.5 and 61.3.6