The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new HCPCS codes for 2018, and there were only a few minor changes. Below is a complete breakdown of the code changes which will be effective for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2018.
|Elbow orthosis with adjustable position locking joint(s), prefabricated, off-the-shelf
|Gasket or seal, for use with prosthetic socket insert, any type, each
Changes in Code Descriptors
|Elbow orthosis , with adjustable position locking joint(s), prefabricated, item that has been trimmed, bent, molded, assembled, or otherwise customized to fit a specific patient by an individual with expertise
|Elbow orthosis, with adjustable position locking joint(s), prefabricated, includes fitting and adjustments, any type
As a reminder registration is still open for the December 13, 2017 AOPAversity webinar, New Codes & Other Updates for 2018, which will focus on the changes to the HCPCS code set and any other upcoming Medicare changes which may impact your business in 2018. AOPA’s Coding and Reimbursement Committee will review the list of changes and provide appropriate comments to CMS.