Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) Sold Over-the-Counter – Coding Guidelines
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has several product classifications for TENS devices, one of which is designated for TENS devices that may be sold over-the-counter (OTC). OTC TENS are identified with FDA product code NUH. OTC TENS are not considered durable medical equipment (DME). OTC TENS must be coded using HCPCS code:
A9270 – Non-covered item or service
Contact the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) contractor for more information about the correct coding for TENS.
Refer to the Supplier Manual, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Devices LCD and Related Policy Article for additional information.
|07/23/2013||Published on PDAC website|