2016 HCPCS Codes Released


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new HCPCS codes for 2016. There were no L-codes added or deleted for 2016. There were two minor verbiage changes for codes L1902 and L1904, which describe pre-fabricated and custom fabricated ankle gauntlet style devices respectively. Below is a breakdown of the code descriptor changes which will be effective for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2016.
Code Descriptor Changes
Two L-codes had their official descriptors changed.
Code
New Descriptor
Old Descriptor
L1902
Ankle orthosis, ankle gauntlet or similar, with or without joints, prefabricated, off-the-shelf
AFO, ankle gauntlet, prefabricated, off-the-shelf
L1904
Ankle orthosis, ankle gauntlet or similar, with or without joints, custom fabricated
Ankle orthosis, ankle gauntlet, custom fabricated