It has been previously communicated that Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) products listed on the PDAC website with HCPCS code K0009 (OTHER MANUAL WHEELCHAIR/BASE) would be end dated March 31, 2013. The new effective end date for all products currently coded under K0009 is May 31, 2013. Manufacturers that submitted a coding verification application to the PDAC prior to December 3, 2012, were notified on April 12, 2013 of the coding verification results.

Effective for claims with dates of service on or after June 1, 2013, the only products which may be billed to Medicare using code K0009 are those for which a written coding verification has been made by the PDAC contractor and that are listed in the Product Classification List in DMECS maintained on the PDAC website, https://www.dmepdac.com. Products which have not received coding verification review from the PDAC must be billed with code E1399.

The PDAC coding verification application required for these products is the Manual Wheelchairs application. This application is located on the PDAC website, https://www.dmepdac.com/review/apps_check.html.

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 email the PDAC by completing the DME PDAC Contact Form located on the PDAC website: https://www.dmepdac.com/.


Published by Noridian as the PDAC, February 2013. 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note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.

Last Updated: 02/28/2013