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Medical Policy Revision: Gait Trainers and Standing Frames

Effective February 27, 2020, Horizon BCBSNJ will change the way we consider certain claims for gait trainers and standing devices.

Access our Medical Policy Manual to review this medical policy content.¹

Claims submitted for services provided on and after February 27, 2020 to patients enrolled in Horizon BCBSNJ commercial, Administrative Services Only (ASO), or Medicare Advantage (MA) plans will be processed as follows.

  • Based on the submitted diagnosis codes, information may be requested to help us determine the medical appropriateness of the services represented by HCPCS codes E8000, E8001, E8002 and/or E0638. Following our review of medical record information, these services may be denied as not medically necessary.

Unless Horizon BCBSNJ gives written notice that all or part of the above changes have been canceled or postponed, the changes will be applied to claims for dates of service on and after February 27, 2020.

¹ The content of Horizon BCBSNJ medical policies that apply to Horizon BCBSNJ MA plans may include reference to pertinent National Coverage Determinations (NCDs) and/or Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs). We follow Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines, NCDs and/or LCDs in our processing of claims for services provided to our MA members. For those services where no LCD or NCD exists, claims for MA members will be processed based on our policy guidelines.

Published on: November 25, 2019, 02:55 a.m. ET
Last updated on: March 11, 2022, 03:41 a.m. ET