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NCART Shares CMS Update For Billing CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories

In an update from the National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART), CMS has provided updated information regarding billing for CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories. The full text of that update has been posted here.

Below are highlights from the update, as well as some additional information provided by CMS:

  • The new payment rates (not yet published) will be in place on July 1, and providers will be able to use the KU modifier for billing CRT Manual Wheelchair Accessories. Until July 1, providers should continue to bill as they have been.
  • Other impacted CRT wheelchair base codes that were missing have now been added, including E1231, E1232, E1233, E1234.
  • Public comments regarding impacted accessory codes are being requested by March 12 (the CMS list is included in the link above). 
  • CMS is researching whether they will be able to offer the option to automatically reprocess claims submitted prior to July 1 rather than requiring providers to resubmit.

We will continue to provide updates as we receive additional details from CMS.