CGS Medicare has published a new Prosthetic Documentation Checklist and if I read this correctly,
Prosthetic devices can only be delivered to patients in SNF units if:
1 It will be medically necessary after discharge, AND
2 Is fit and delivered within 2 days of discharge from the SNF, AND
3 Is NOT needed for inpatient treatment or rehabilitation.
Is this a new change in policy on coverage for prosthetics??
The document I am referencing is found at cgsmedicare.com/jc/coverage/mr/PDF/MR_checklist_LLP.pdf
How could a prosthesis NOT be considered as needed for inpatient treatment and rehabilitation?
Brett R. Saunders, CPO, FAAOP