Off the Shelf - OTS Orthotics New Codes

by  Christine Woolstenhulme, CPC, CMRS, QCC, QMCS
December 4th, 2014

In February 2012, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance that initially identified specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes that were considered Off-the-Shelf (OTS) orthoses. The list of HCPCS codes that were finalized as part of this review as OTS orthotics, effective January 1, 2014, are available for download at link takes you to an external website. on the CMS website.

Change Request (CR) 8839 announces that in order to identify prefabricated single and double upright knee orthoses that are furnished in a variety of standard sizes and do not require the skills of an expert to measure and fit to the individual; the following OTS codes will be added to the HCPCS code set, effective October 1, 2014:

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