WSR 10-06-040

INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF

SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES

[ Filed February 23, 2010, 12:05 p.m. ]


Notice of Interpretive or Policy Statement


In accordance with RCW 34.05.230(12), following is a list of policy and interpretive statements issued by the department of social and health services (DSHS).


Health and Recovery Services Administration (HRSA)

Division of Legal Services



Document Title: # Memo 10-04.

Subject: Wheelchairs, durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies; and nondurable medical supplies and equipment (MSE): Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices and related supplies: No longer covered and updates to DME and MSE coverage tables.

Effective Date: April 1, 2010.

Document Description: Effective for dates of service on and after April 1, 2010, DSHS:


Notifies providers that TENS devices and related supplies will be noncovered for independent in-home use; and
Updates the coverage table in the current wheelchairs, DME, and supplies billing instructions.

To receive a copy of the interpretive or policy statements, contact Amber Dassow, HRSA, P.O. Box 5504, phone (360) 725-1349, TDD/TTY 1-800-848-5429, fax (360) 586-9727, e-mail dassoal@dshs.wa.gov, web site http://hrsa.dshs.wa.gov.

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