CMS has published guidance to the DME MACs on the revisions made to the National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Home Use of Oxygen (240.2) and removal of Home Oxygen Use for Cluster Headache (240.2.2). The guidance, Change Request 12607, informs the DME MACs on the updates that were finalized for the Home Use of Oxygen NCD in September 2021. CMS notes the following changes are effective for claims with a date of service starting September 27, 2021:
This is the first guidance CMS has published publicly to the DME MACs regarding the updated Oxygen NCD. The changes highlighted in the Change Request are intended to expand patient access to home oxygen therapy nationally.