AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2001 Issue 2; FOR your INFORMATION

Transitional pass-through devices/questions and answers

Due to the interest shown regarding these devices, we will list a few questions and answers regarding transitional pass-through devices. These frequently asked questions and more can be found on HCFA’s website at: http://www.hcfa.gov QUESTION 2: When may hospitals bill for transitional passthrough payments for reprocessed devices? ANSWER 3: The regulations defining a device eligible for transitional pass-through payments require that a device meet a number of criteria, including that they be for “single use.” Hospitals may thus bill for transitional passthrough payments only for those devices that are “single use.” Reprocessed...

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