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Instructions for DMEs, Physicians and Medical Facilities Prescription Device
The Passy-Muir Valve is a prescription device and requires an order from a medical doctor. The prescription you receive should be maintained in the patient's file. Do not send a prescription to Passy-Muir Inc. unless requested.
To Place An Order
Passy-Muir Inc. accepts orders from hospitals, durable medical equipment companies, doctors' offices, nursing homes and pharmacies. Orders may be placed by phone, fax, or mail.
Each order must include the following information:
- Customer ID # when known
- Billing address and phone number (We cannot mail directly to a patient or P.O. Box)
- Shipping address, phone number and contact name
- Product Number, Description, Price, and Quantity (Each valve sold separately.)
- Facility Type and Department requesting the valve
- Shipping Requirements (Ground or Priority)
Passy-Muir Inc. does not accept returns or exchanges.
Orders are sent via UPS. Shipping options include 3 day, 2nd day, Overnight delivery and, in some areas, Saturday Overnight. Please speak with a customer service representative to learn about your options.
Billing occurs at the time of shipment. Payment is due 30 days upon receipt, unless you are a prepaid customer. Payment can be made via check, money order, Visa or MasterCard. An account with Passy-Muir Inc. is established when placing your order. Pre-Approved credit is required to become a 30 day net customer.
The Passy-Muir Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valves are Medicare & Medicaid reimbursable utilizing HCPCS prosthetic Code L8501. Many insurance companies follow Medicare guidelines and usually provide reimbursement. Many states have services available for children under 18 and may reimburse for the Passy-Muir Valve. California Children's Services cover the Passy-Muir Valve under code #7549. MediCal covers the Passy-Muir Valve under Misc. Supply Code #9981K with modifier ZZ (include a copy of invoice with re-order number). Department of Defense Cage Code OU182.
To order, call (800) 634-5397 Toll Free
Instructions for patients in the US or Canada
The Passy-Muir® Valve is a prescription device requiring a doctor's order to purchase.
There are several ways to order a Passy-Muir Valve:
Ordering Through a Home Respiratory Equipment Company
With a prescription, your home equipment company can order the Passy-Muir Valve for you and bill your insurance company. If the equipment company is unfamiliar with the Passy-Muir Valves please provide them with our phone number and we will contact them to assist them with ordering the valve. Please be sure your prescription includes the description of the valve your doctor recommends.
Ordering Through a Physician
Your physician can order the Passy-Muir Valve for you. However, many physicians are unable to directly bill your insurance company and may ask you for payment in advance. You would then submit your receipts to your insurance company for reimbursement.
Through a Hospital
If the person utilizing or requiring the Passy-Muir Valve is in a medical facility, the facility can order the Passy-Muir Valve. The hospital will bill the insurance company along with the other hospital costs.
The Passy-Muir Valve cannot be purchased directly by non-medical personnel or companies. It is important to know which Passy-Muir Valve product to order as it is a prescription product and is not returnable.
The Passy-Muir Valves are Medicare and Medicaid reimbursable using the prosthetic billing code L8501. Many states children's services also provide reimbursement. Because the Passy-Muir Valves are Medicare and Medicaid reimbursable, many insurance companies will reimburse following these government guidelines.
To order, call (800) 634-5397 Toll Free
Instructions for customers located outside of the U.S. or Canada
Passy-Muir® has distributors in over 20 countries.
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