New Funding Code for EasyStand & Ovation Standers

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In 2004, Altimate Medical Inc. received notification from the HCPCS National Panel announcing that code modifications to the level II set of code categories was made in response to Altimate MedicalÂ?s code application. The following new HCPCS Code, E0637, is to be used for identification of both pediatric & adult EasyStand & Ovation standing frames.

HCPCS Code: E0637 Short Description: Sit- Stand w/ seat lift Long Description: Combination sit to stand system, any size, with seat lift feature, with or without wheels.

The use of E0637 has increased during 2004 with many private and public funding sources utilizing the new HCPCS codes. However, during this coding transition, it remains crucial that suppliers confirm the identifying code for sit to stand standing devices with each of their funding sources.

In addition to using the correct code, it is also important to have the proper documentation when applying for funding. Writing a good letter of medical justification and defining the client’s medical necessity, can directly affect whether or not funding is approved. Nancy Perlich, Reimbursement Specialist at Altimate Medical states "With the implementation of HIPPA and the challenges of coding, manufactures, suppliers and medical professionals must continue to advocate with the consumer to ensure access of appropriate assistive technology that allows for function and independence."

For more information on coding, documentation or the funding process, please call our funding hotline at 877-844-1172 or visit http://easystand.com/funding.

Note to Editors: Other Altimate Medical press releases and background information are available at http://easystand.com/pressroom

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Bryanne Freitag