Deadline Extended for Comments on Orthoses Competitive Bidding

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is soliciting comments about including some off-the-shelf (OTS) spinal and knee orthoses in the next round of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program. The deadline for comments has been extended to December 17.

The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the spinal orthoses are L-0450, L-0455, L-0457, L-0467, L-0469, L-0621, L-0623, L-0625, L-0628, L-0641, L-0642, L-0643, L-0648, L-0649, L-0650, and L-0651.

The HCPCS codes for the knee orthoses are L-1812, L-1830, L-1833, L-1836, L-1848, L-1850, L-1851, and L-1852.

Comments must be submitted by email to dmepos@cms.hhs.gov and have "Competitive Bidding Product Categories" as the email's subject line.