The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requests Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) classify SGDs and handle the Common Working File according to the Change Request, which relates to Section 1834(a)(2)(A) of the Social Security Act (the “Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act of 2017”) – this directive considers the use of inexpensive or routinely purchased SGDs and accessories.
Subject: Inexpensive or Routinely Purchased Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Payment Classification for Speech Generating Devices (SGD) and Accessories
Release Date: April 27, 2018
Effective Date: October 1, 2018
Implementation Date: October 1, 2018
Special Notes: NA