Wheelchair Options and Accessories FAQs
- What is the correct coding when a standard proportional remote joystick is provided at the time of initial issue of a power wheelchair?
There is no separate billing for a standard proportional remote joystick when it is provided at the time of initial issue of a power wheelchair. Payment is included in the allowance for the power wheelchair base. If a nonexpandable controller is provided at the time of initial issue, payment is also included in the allowance for the wheelchair base and there is no separate billing.
If an expandable controller is provided at the time of initial issue, code E2377 (expandable controller) and E2313 (harness for upgrade to expandable controller) are separately billable and payable. If a power seating system is provided and if the system is controlled through the drive control interface, code E2310 or E2311 is used. There is no additional separate billing using code E2399 or K0108 for any components of a nonexpandable or an expandable controller.
Refer to the Coding Guidelines section of the Wheelchair Options and Accessories Policy Article for definitions of the components described above and additional coding information.
Originally published: 12/3/2013
Last reviewed: 6/23/2015