HCPCS - DME, Drugs, and Services



Reimbursement for most Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) is established by fee schedules. Payment is limited to the lower of the actual charge or the fee schedule amount.

The fee schedule classifies most DMEPOS into one of six categories explained below:

  1. Inexpensive or other routinely purchased DME
  2. Items requiring frequent and substantial servicing
  3. Customized items
  4. Other prosthetic and orthotic devices
  5. Capped rental items
  6. Oxygen and oxygen equipment

For some basic information to get you started including modifiers and how CMS views DMEPOS CLICK HERE

Code Sets


HCPCS Procedure & Supply Codes

Drugs Administered HCPCS Codes

J0120‑J9312: Drugs Administered HCPCS Codes

Oncology Drugs HCPCS Codes

J8670‑J9999: Oncology Drugs HCPCS Codes

Find-A-Code's Tools & Resources

DMEPOS Product Search

Quick Product and HCPCS Code Look Up Tool


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General Links and Resources

CMS DMEPOS Transmittals

Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Center


DME MAC Jurisdiction A Active LCDs


DME MAC Jurisdiction B Active LCDs


DME MAC Jurisdiction C Active LCDs


DME MAC Jurisdiction D Active LCDs

Special DME Review Considerations

Items and Services Having Special DME Review

PDAC - Applications and forms

PDAC - Applications and forms


CONTACT PDAC : 877-735-1326

Application for Code Review

Application for Code Review

Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS)

Ch. 20 Medicare Claims Processing Manual

MLN Fact Sheet

For ICD-10-CM, ICD10-PCS, CPT, and HCPCS Code Sets

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DMEPOS Items: Medical Record Documentation


According to MLN Connects 2022-04-21 MLNC, "For Medicare to cover any Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) item, the patient’s medical record must include enough documentation to justify the need for: Type and quantity of items ordered Frequency of use (or replacement if applicable) The medical record should include the patient’s ...

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Proper documentation not only protects the provider, the payer, and the patient, it protects the integrity of the entire healthcare system. When it comes to coverage and documentation for durable medical, the DMEPOS supplier and staff must be familiar with the National and Local Coverage Determinations (NCDs and LCDs) as these are ...

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Medicare Resources

Standard Documentation Requirements for All Claims Submitted to DME MACs (A55426):
Effective 01/01/2018, Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contracts (DME MACs) have created standardized language to assist Durrable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers in understanding the information necessary to justify payment.


The information in this document supersedes the material currently contained in all LCDs and related policy articles. Where there are differences between the policies and this article, this document shall take precedence.

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