CORRECT CODING – BUZZY®
Joint DME MAC Publication
The Buzzy® (MMJ Labs) is a palm-sized vibrating bee with a removable ice pack and center slot for an optional tourniquet. Per the manufacturer, when placed proximal to a painful procedure, the combination of cold and vibration block transmission of sharp pain. The device also buzzes like a bee, which provides an auditory distraction. The Buzzy Deluxe Kit includes: neoprene Cold-to-Go Tote, Buzzy® and Bee Stractors™ (distraction device), a Velcro strap, 2 AAA batteries, a set of Blue Gel Wings and two White Ice Wings for longer procedures. Frozen inserts are also included to keep the bag and the frozen wings cold. Buzzy’s housing is composed of durable GE Lexan polycarbonate material and may be cleaned with germicidal disposable wipes.
Claims for the The Buzzy® billed to the DME MAC must be coded with HCPCS code A9270 (Noncovered item or service) and will be denied as statutorily non-covered (no benefit).
For questions about correct coding, contact the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the PDAC by completing the DME PDAC Contact Form located on the PDAC website: https://www.dmepdac.com/
Published by Noridian as the PDAC, November 2015. Republished by Palmetto GBA as the PDAC, February 2019. Please note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.