Correct Coding – Fitness Monitoring Technologies
Joint DME MAC & PDAC Publication
Recently the DME MACs have received inquiries about coverage of fitness and rehabilitation tracking (FRT) technologies such as the FitBit®, WeGo®, Fuelband® and other devices such as pedometers, heart rate monitors, and GPS watches. FRTs are typically worn on the wrist and monitor the amount of exercise and movement of the wearer. FRTs are considered exercise equipment and are non-covered by Medicare. Suppliers billing FRTs must use HCPCS code A9300 (Exercise Equipment).
For questions about correct coding, contact the PDAC Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the PDAC by completing the DME PDAC Contact Form.
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