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2012 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Durable Medical Equipment, Medical Supplies, and Nutritional Products Handbook : 2. Texas Medicaid (Title XIX) Home Health Services : 2.2 Services, Benefits, Limitations and Prior Authorization : 2.2.19 Respiratory Equipment and Supplies : Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure System (BiPAP S) Without Backup
Bi-level Positive Airway Pressure System (BiPAP S) Without Backup
Purchase is limited to a maximum of once every five years with medical necessity. Reimbursement for rental is limited to once per month and includes all supplies.
Providers must use procedure code E0470 when requesting prior authorization for the rental or purchase of the BiPAP S.
The BiPAP S may be approved initially for a three-month rental period based on documentation supporting the medical necessity and appropriateness of the device.
The BiPAP S may be approved initially for three months if the following conditions are met:
Rental of CPAP/BiPAP S includes all supplies. CPAP/BiPAP S may be rented up to a maximum of 13 months. The equipment is considered purchased after 13 months rental. Prior Authorization
The BiPAP S requires prior authorization and may be reimbursed for rental or purchase depending on the physician’s predicted length of treatment. The BiPAP S will not be prior authorized once a CPAP is purchased. Clients who have a current prior authorization for a CPAP/BiPAP S may continue to rent these items until the prior authorization period expires. After the current prior authorization period expires, then the criteria in the following paragraph applies to any further prior authorizations of CPAP/BiPAP. Providers must supply a new CPAP/BiPAP to clients at the time of purchase, if the item is purchased after a rental period.
Prior authorization for purchase after the initial three-month rental period may be granted if the client is continuing to use the equipment at a minimum of four hours per night and symptoms are improved as documented by a physician familiar with the client. This documentation of compliance and effectiveness must be provided with a new completed Home Health Services (Title XIX) Durable Medical Equipment (DME)/Medical Supplies Physician Order Form and a Medicaid Certificate of Medical Necessity for CPAP/BiPAP or Oxygen Therapy form.

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