Round 2021 Product Categories


Product Categories

Round 2021 of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program includes 2 orthotic product categories, and 23 individual Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes. The product categories and their corresponding lead item are listed in the table below.

As a reminder the only O&P items, by law, which are eligible for the competitive bidding program are those that are deemed off-the-shelf (OTS). OTS braces are those that require minimal self-adjustment for appropriate use and do not require expertise in trimming, bending, molding, assembling, or customizing to fit to the individual beneficiary.  Medicare Regulations define minimal self-adjustment as an adjustment that the beneficiary, caretaker for the beneficiary, or supplier of the device can perform and does not require the services of a certified orthotist or an individual who has specialized training.”

 

Off-The-Shelf (OTS) Back Braces (LSO/TLSO)

HCPCS CodeHCPCS Code Description
L0450Tlso, Flexible, Provides Trunk Support, Upper Thoracic Region, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Disks With Rigid Stays Or Panel(S), Includes Shoulder Straps And Closures, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0455Tlso, Flexible, Provides Trunk Support, Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction To Above T-9 Vertebra, Restricts Gross Trunk Motion In The Sagittal Plane, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Disks With Rigid Stays Or Panel(S), Includes Shoulder Straps And Closures, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0457Tlso, Flexible, Provides Trunk Support, Thoracic Region, Rigid Posterior Panel And Soft Anterior Apron, Extends From The Sacrococcygeal Junction And Terminates Just Inferior To The Scapular Spine, Restricts Gross Trunk Motion In The Sagittal Plane, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Disks, Includes Straps And Closures, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0467Tlso, Sagittal Control, Rigid Posterior Frame And Flexible Soft Anterior Apron With Straps, Closures And Padding, Restricts Gross Trunk Motion In Sagittal Plane, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On Intervertebral Disks, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0469Tlso, Sagittal-Coronal Control, Rigid Posterior Frame And Flexible Soft Anterior Apron With Straps, Closures And Padding, Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction Over Scapulae, Lateral Strength Provided By Pelvic, Thoracic, And Lateral Frame Pieces, Restricts Gross Trunk Motion In Sagittal And Coronal Planes, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On Intervertebral Disks, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0621Sacroiliac Orthosis, Flexible, Provides Pelvic-Sacral Support, Reduces Motion About The Sacroiliac Joint, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0623Sacroiliac Orthosis, Provides Pelvic-Sacral Support, With Rigid Or Semi-Rigid Panels Over The Sacrum And Abdomen, Reduces Motion About The Sacroiliac Joint, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0625Lumbar Orthosis, Flexible, Provides Lumbar Support, Posterior Extends From L-1 To Below L-5 Vertebra, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Pendulous Abdomen Design, Shoulder Straps, Stays, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0628Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis, Flexible, Provides Lumbo-Sacral Support, Posterior Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction To T-9 Vertebra, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Stays, Shoulder Straps, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0641Lumbar Orthosis, Sagittal Control, With Rigid Posterior Panel(S), Posterior Extends From L-1 To Below L-5 Vertebra, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Padding, Stays, Shoulder Straps, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0642Lumbar Orthosis, Sagittal Control, With Rigid Anterior And Posterior Panels, Posterior Extends From L-1 To Below L-5 Vertebra, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Padding, Shoulder Straps, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0643Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis, Sagittal Control, With Rigid Posterior Panel(S), Posterior Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction To T-9 Vertebra, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Padding, Stays, Shoulder Straps, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0648Lumbar-sacral Orthosis, Sagittal-coronal Control, With Rigid Posterior Frame/panel(s), Posterior Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction To T-9 Vertebra, Lateral Strength Provided By Rigid Lateral Frame/panels, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Padding, Stays, Shoulder Straps, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-the-shelf
L0649Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis, Sagittal-Coronal Control, With Rigid Posterior Frame/Panel(S), Posterior Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction To T-9 Vertebra, Lateral Strength Provided By Rigid Lateral Frame/Panels, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Padding, Stays, Shoulder Straps, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0650*Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis, Sagittal-Coronal Control, With Rigid Anterior And Posterior Frame/Panel(S), Posterior Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction To T-9 Vertebra, Lateral Strength Provided By Rigid Lateral Frame/Panel(S), Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On Intervertebral Discs, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Padding, Shoulder Straps, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L0651Lumbar-Sacral Orthosis, Sagittal-Coronal Control, Rigid Shell(S)/Panel(S), Posterior Extends From Sacrococcygeal Junction To T-9 Vertebra, Anterior Extends From Symphysis Pubis To Xyphoid, Produces Intracavitary Pressure To Reduce Load On The Intervertebral Discs, Overall Strength Is Provided By Overlapping Rigid Material And Stabilizing Closures, Includes Straps, Closures, May Include Soft Interface, Pendulous Abdomen Design, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf

*Indicates the lead item for bidding

Off-The-Shelf (OTS) Knee Braces (KO)

HCPCS CodeHCPCS Code Description
L1812Knee Orthosis, Elastic With Joints, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L1830Knee Orthosis, Immobilizer, Canvas Longitudinal, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L1833*Knee Orthosis, Adjustable Knee Joints (Unicentric Or Polycentric), Positional Orthosis, Rigid Support, Prefabricated, Off-The Shelf
L1836Knee Orthosis, Rigid, Without Joint(S), Includes Soft Interface Material, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L1850Knee Orthosis, Swedish Type, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L1851Knee Orthosis (Ko), Single Upright, Thigh And Calf, With Adjustable Flexion And Extension Joint (Unicentric Or Polycentric), Medial-Lateral And Rotation Control, With Or Without Varus/Valgus Adjustment, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf
L1852Knee Orthosis (Ko), Double Upright, Thigh And Calf, With Adjustable Flexion And Extension Joint (Unicentric Or Polycentric), Medial-Lateral And Rotation Control, With Or Without Varus/Valgus Adjustment, Prefabricated, Off-The-Shelf

*Indicates the lead item for bidding