4th Quarter 2014 Updates
ZIP Codes (Round 2 only)
The following ZIP codes have been added to the Round 2 ZIP code files to conform with U.S. Postal Service ZIP code changes within the identified competitive bidding areas:
97003 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
97078 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
20252 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
56998 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
The ZIP code files can be used to identify when a specific item furnished to a beneficiary is subject to the Competitive Bidding Program.
HCPCS Codes (Round 1 Recompete only)
Effective January 1, 2014, the Round 1 Recompete Single Payment Amount file has been updated to replace HCPCS code E0731NU, with HCPCS code E0731NUKG. This change allows Medicare to accurately process and pay HCPCS code E0731, FORM FITTING CONDUCTIVE GARMENT FOR DELIVERY OF TENS OR NMES (WITH CONDUCTIVE FIBERS SEPARATED FROM THE PATIENT'S SKIN BY LAYERS OF FABRIC), according to competitive bidding payment rules when used in conjunction with a competitively bid base unit, such as a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) device.