42 CFR 414.230 - Determining a period of continuous use.
(b) Continuous use.
(c) Temporary interruption.
(2) An interruption of not longer than 60 consecutive days plus the days remaining in the rental month in which use ceases is temporary, regardless of the reason for the interruption.
(3) Unless there is a break in medical necessity that lasts lnnger than 60 consecutive days plus the days remaining in the rental month in which use ceases, medical necessity is presumed to continue.
(d) Criteria for a new rental period. If an interruption in the use of equipment continues for more than 60 consecutive days plus the days remaining in the rental month in which use ceases, a new rental period begins if the supplier submits all of the following information -
(1) A new prescription.
(2) New medical necessity documentation.
(3) A statement describing the reason for the interruption and demonstrating that medical necessity in the prior episode ended.
(f) New equipment.
(1) If a beneficiary changes equipment or requires additional equipment based on a physician's prescription, and the new or additional equipment is found to be necessary, a new period of continuous use begins for the new or additional equipment. A new period of continuous use does not begin for base equipment that is modified by an addition.
(h) Oxygen equipment furnished after the 36-month rental period. A new period of continuous use does not begin under any circumstance in the case of oxygen equipment furnished after the 36-month rental period in accordance with § 414.226(f) until the end of the reasonable useful lifetime established for such equipment in accordance with § 414.210(f).
Title 42 published on 2015-10-01
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