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Billing for TENS Unit Supplies

Effective September 25, 2016, TENs Unit Supplies are no longer billable as individual services and must be billed under HCPCS code A4595 (Electrical stimulator supplies, 2 leads, per month). This allowance includes: electrodes (any type), conductive paste or gel, tape or other adhesive, adhesive remover, skin preparation materials, and batteries (9 volt or AA, single use or rechargeable), and a battery charger (if rechargeable batteries are used).

If 2 leads are medically necessary, a maximum of only one unit will be allowed per month for Procedure Code A4595. If 4 leads are medically necessary, a maximum of two units will be allowed per month.

The following HCPCs codes are no longer covered as separately billable services; A4365, A4450, A4452, A4455 A4456, A4558, A4630, A5120, A5126, and A6250. All TENs unit supplies must be billed using HCPCS Procedure Code "A4595."

 

November 2, 2016