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Round 2 ZIP Code Update and Round 1 Recompete HCPCS Update

4th Quarter 2014 Updates

ZIP Codes (Round 2 only)

The following ZIP codes have been added to the Round 2 ZIP code files to conform with U.S. Postal Service ZIP code changes within the identified competitive bidding areas:

97003 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
97078 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
20252 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
56998 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV

The ZIP code files can be used to identify when a specific item furnished to a beneficiary is subject to the Competitive Bidding Program.

HCPCS Codes (Round 1 Recompete only)

Effective January 1, 2014, the Round 1 Recompete Single Payment Amount file has been updated to replace HCPCS code, E0731NU, with HCPCS code, E0731KG. This change allows Medicare to accurately process and pay HCPCS code E0731 (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens) Device, Four Or More Leads, For Multiple Nerve Stimulation) according to competitive bidding payment rules when used in conjunction with a competitively bid base unit, such as TENS.

last updated on 09/24/2014


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