Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC)

Palmetto GBA will serve as the Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) Contractor beginning January 15, 2019. The PDAC contractor performs the following activities:

  • Supports the integrity of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) benefit
  • Advises manufacturers and suppliers on the appropriate Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) for billing DMEPOS items
  • Receives, evaluates and processes coding verification applications for DMEPOS
  • Establishes, maintains, and updates all coding verification decisions on the Product Classification List housed within DMECS
  • Establishes, maintains, and distributes the National Drug Codes (NDC)/HCPCS Crosswalk and Oral Anti-Cancer Drugs (OACD) pricing files
  • Conducts DMEPOS statistical analysis and reporting

Please visit this page for updates throughout the transition period. If you should need HCPCS coding assistance prior to the transition to Palmetto GBA, visit