The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request (CR) 8865 to alert providers and suppliers that it has issued instructions updating the durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) fee schedule payment amounts, effective October 1, 2014. Two new off-the-shelf (OTS) knee orthosis (KO) codes have been added as part of this quarterly update, as follows:
- K-0901: Short description: KO single upright pre OTS.
- K-0902: Short description: KO double upright pre OTS.
The fees for these codes will be added to the DMEPOS fee schedule and established by applying the fees for Codes L-1843 (KO single upright custom fit) and L-1845 (Ko w/ adj flex/ext rotat cus) to the new OTS codes K-0901 and K-0902, respectively.