Medicare and the PDAC announced a K0009 coding reclassification initiative effective March 1, 2013. This CMS effort is to move products currently coded as ‘not otherwise classified’ to existing HCPCS codes. Presently there are 4 categories of Complex Rehab Technology (CRT) that are coded as K0009 including: 1) Positional Tilt in Space MWCs <45 degrees 2) Made to measure MWCs, 3) Bariatric MWCs with special features, 4) Standing MWCs.
A chronological list of CTF Actions are listed below, with a brief sumamry of the action. First Month Purchase Option 2009: Medicare beneficiaries currently have the option to purchase a power wheelchair in the first month of medical need. The Clinician Task Force (CTF) believes that language that eliminates this option will have a severe negative impact on the most vulnerable population of our communities.
NCART has created a new video called Complex Rehab Technology. Essential for Health. Essential for Life. The video provides an introduction to Complex Rehab Technology from the perspectives of individuals that rely on it each day for their health and independence, physicians that prescribe it, and consumer organizations that work to protect access. The video also highlights changes needed to ensure adequate access.