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code K0606

Amani Posted Wed 30th of October, 2013 14:21:03 PM

How many months a CMS rent to purchase would be for item K0606?

Thank you

SuperCoder Answered Wed 30th of October, 2013 19:03:35 PM

As long as the Medicare patient meets the medical necessity for the 'Automatic external defibrillator, with integrated electrocardiogram analysis, garment type' his Physician can write the necessary prescription and the patient is covered for this device.

Amani Posted Thu 31st of October, 2013 13:27:03 PM

Thank you. But my question how many months will be rented until Medicare allowed the purchase...if they allow the purchase?

SuperCoder Answered Thu 31st of October, 2013 17:14:48 PM

I don't understand the premise? If Medicare covers it, there is no renting involved. Patient get the K0606 and Medicare covers it.

Amani Posted Fri 01st of November, 2013 21:55:45 PM

this is under DME and have cost in Medicare fee schedule under RR which is rental. Medicare have guidelines regarding renting and when can be convert to purchase. For example E0601 can be rented up to 3 months and after convert to purchase. Those are called capped rental DME. Medicare will continue to cover the rental amount up to 15 or 13 months for certain DME.I was wondering if there are any rules regarding K0606.

SuperCoder Answered Sun 03rd of November, 2013 16:07:08 PM

None that I can see. Best to contact your local Medicare carrier and ask them directly.

Amani Posted Mon 04th of November, 2013 00:34:00 AM

Thank you.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 04th of November, 2013 10:01:30 AM

You're welcome.

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