DMEPOS - Repair Labor Billing and Payment Policy

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, QCC, QMCS, CPC, CMRS
July 8th, 2015

The following table contains repair units of service allowances for commonly repaired items billed under HCPCS code K0739 (Repair or Non-routine Service for Durable Medical Equipment Other than Oxygen Equipment Requiring the Skill of a Technician, Labor Component, Per 15 Minutes). This applies to non-rented and out-of-warranty items.

When billing for repairs, include the HCPCS code and date of purchase of the item being repaired (if the HCPCS code is not available, include the manufacturer’s name, product name, and model number of the equipment), the manufacturer’s name, product name, model number, and MSRP of the repair item provided, and the justification of the repair.

Units of service include basic troubleshooting and problem diagnosis. One unit of service = 15 minutes. Please note that there is no Medicare payment for travel time or equipment pick-up and/or delivery.

 

Type of Equipment

Part Being Repaired/Replaced 

UOS Allowed

Power Wheelchair                

 Batteries (includes cleaning and testing) 

2

Power Wheelchair                

 Shroud/Cowling   

2

Power Wheelchair                

Joystick (includes programming

2

Power Wheelchair                

Charger

2

Power Wheelchair                

Drive wheel motors (single/pair)                          

2/3

Power or Manual Wheelchair

Wheel/Tire (all types, per wheel)                                           

2

Power or Manual Wheelchair

Armrest or armpad                                             

1

Manual Wheelchair

Anti-tipping device 

1

Hospital Bed                          

Pendant

2

Hospital Bed                          

Headboard/footboard

2

CPAP

Blower Assembly

2

Seat Lift

Hand Control    

2

Seat Lift

Scissor mechanism

3

Patient Lift

Hydraulic Pump

2

References:

DMEPOS - Repair Labor Billing and Payment Policy. (2015, July 8). Find-A-Code Articles. Retrieved from https://www.findacode.com/articles/dmepos-repair-labor-billing-and-payment-polic-27092.html

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