INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
SOCIAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
Division of Legal Services
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.
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