Health Information Management

Q/A: Billing for items used with DME

APCs Insider, September 18, 2009

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Q: We understand that we cannot charge for the use of equipment, but can we charge for the soft goods used with equipment? For example, when we use a sequential device, can we charge for the disposable single-use patient leads?
 
A: As long as you have a physician’s order and all of the correct documentation, you can charge for the single-use devices associated with equipment. The leads are single use and meet the definition of medical necessity.



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