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Coverage for any DMEPOS items will be considered if the place of service is:

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Most of us have seen the news reports on problems of veterans seeking healthcare benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs. Several factors such as the misuse of funds and controversial bonus systems seem to have combined to create this current newsworthy crisis. Critics argue that the VA's performance bonus system created financial incentives for managers to hide the true number of patient's on their waiting lists. Whistleblower claims are backing up this argument. The fact that many veterans have died while on waiting lists has fueled this crisis.

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Effective  July 1, 2014 two new HCPCS codes have been created for reporting certain drugs and biologicals and they are effective for services furnished on or after July 1, 2014.

Q9970 - Injection, Ferric Carboxymaltose, 1mg

Q9974 - Injection, Morphine Sulfate, Preservative-Free or Epidural Or Intrathecal Use, 10 mg

 

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NEW CODE: G9974 Injection, Morphine Sulfate, Preservative-Free or Epidural Or Intrathecal Use, 10 mg.

  • HCPCS code J2275 (Injection, morphine sulfate (preservative-free sterile solution), per 10 mg) will be replaced with HCPCS code Q9974 effective July 1, 2014.

The SI for HCPCS code J2275 will change to E, “Not Payable by Medicare,” effective July 1, 2014.

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