HCPCS Code Update - 2012

Posted December 09, 2011

The following list identifies changes to level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for 2012.

Added Codes/Added Modifiers: New codes and modifiers are effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2012.

Discontinued Codes/Deleted Modifiers: Codes or modifiers that are discontinued/deleted will continue to be valid for claims with dates of service on or before December 31, 2011, regardless of the date of claim submission. If there is a direct crosswalk for a discontinued/deleted code or modifier, it is listed in the table. The crosswalked codes are also "added" codes effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2012.

There is no grace period that would allow submission of the discontinued code for dates of service in 2012.

Narrative Changes/Revised Modifiers: A description change for an existing code or modifier is effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2012.

The appearance of a code in this list does not necessarily indicate coverage.

Ankle-Foot/Knee-Ankle-Foot Orthosis

Narrative Changes:

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
L2005 KNEE ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS, ANY MATERIAL, SINGLE OR DOUBLE UPRIGHT, STANCE CONTROL, AUTOMATIC LOCK AND SWING PHASE RELEASE, MECHANICAL ACTIVATION, INCLUDES ANKLE JOINT, ANY TYPE, CUSTOM FABRICATED KNEE ANKLE FOOT ORTHOSIS, ANY MATERIAL, SINGLE OR DOUBLE UPRIGHT, STANCE CONTROL, AUTOMATIC LOCK AND SWING PHASE RELEASE, ANY TYPE ACTIVATION, INCLUDES ANKLE JOINT, ANY TYPE, CUSTOM FABRICATED

 

Immunosuppressive Drugs

Added Code:

Code Narrative
J8561 EVEROLIMUS, ORAL, 0.25 MG

 

Intravenous Immune globulin

Added Code:

Code Narrative
J1557 INJECTION, IMMUNE GLOBULIN, (GAMMAPLEX), INTRAVENOUS, NON-LYOPHILIZED (E.G. LIQUID), 500 MG

 

Narrative Changes:

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
J1561 INJECTION, IMMUNE GLOBULIN, (GAMUNEX), INTRAVENOUS, NON-LYOPHILIZED (E.G.LIQUID), 500 MG INJECTION, IMMUNE GLOBULIN, (GAMUNEX/GAMUNEX-C/GAMMAKED), NON-LYOPHILIZED (E.G. LIQUID), 500 MG

 

Lower Limb Prostheses

Added Code:

Code Narrative
L5312 KNEE DISARTICULATION (OR THROUGH KNEE), MOLDED SOCKET, SINGLE AXIS KNEE, PYLON, SACH FOOT, ENDOSKELETAL SYSTEM

 

Discontinued Code:

Code Narrative Crosswalk to Code
L5311 KNEE DISARTICULATION (OR THROUGH KNEE), MOLDED SOCKET, EXTERNAL KNEE JOINTS, SHIN, SACH FOOT, ENDOSKELETAL SYSTEM L5312

 

Miscellaneous

Added Code:

Code Narrative
A9272 MECHANICAL WOUND SUCTION, DISPOSABLE, INCLUDES DRESSING, ALL ACCESSORIES AND COMPONENTS, EACH
L6715 TERMINAL DEVICE, MULTIPLE ARTICULATING DIGIT, INCLUDES MOTOR(S), INITIAL ISSUE OR REPLACEMENT
L6880 ELECTRIC HAND, SWITCH OR MYOLELECTRIC CONTROLLED, INDEPENDENTLY ARTICULATINGDIGITS, ANY GRASP PATTERN OR COMBINATION OF GRASP PATTERNS, INCLUDES MOTOR(S)

 

Narrative Changes:

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
E0638 STANDING FRAME SYSTEM, ONE POSITION (E.G. UPRIGHT, SUPINE OR PRONE STANDER), ANY SIZE INCLUDING PEDIATRIC, WITH OR WITHOUT WHEELS STANDING FRAME/TABLE SYSTEM, ONE POSITION (E.G. UPRIGHT, SUPINE OR PRONE STANDER), ANY SIZE INCLUDING PEDIATRIC, WITH OR WITHOUT WHEELS

 

Narrative Changes:

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
E0641 STANDING FRAME SYSTEM, MULTI-POSITION (E.G. THREE-WAY STANDER), ANY SIZE INCLUDING PEDIATRIC, WITH OR WITHOUT WHEELS STANDING FRAME/TABLE SYSTEM, MULTI-POSITION (E.G. THREE-WAY STANDER), ANY SIZE INCLUDING PEDIATRIC, WITH OR WITHOUT WHEELS
E0642 STANDING FRAME SYSTEM, MOBILE (DYNAMIC STANDER), ANY SIZE INCLUDING PEDIATRIC STANDING FRAME/TABLE SYSTEM, MOBILE (DYNAMIC STANDER), ANY SIZE INCLUDING PEDIATRIC
E0691 ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT THERAPY SYSTEM PANEL, INCLUDES BULBS/LAMPS, TIMER AND EYE PROTECTION; TREATMENT AREA 2 SQUARE FEET OR LESS ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT THERAPY SYSTEM, INCLUDES BULBS/LAMPS, TIMER AND EYE PROTECTION; TREATMENT AREA 2 SQUARE FEET OR LESS
L6000 PARTIAL HAND, ROBIN-AIDS, THUMB REMAINING (OR EQUAL) PARTIAL HAND, THUMB REMAINING
L0610 PARTIAL HAND, ROBIN-AIDS, LITTLE AND/OR RING FINGER REMAINING (OR EQUAL) PARTIAL HAND, LITTLE AND/OR RING FINGER REMAINING
L0620 PARTIAL HAND, ROBIN-AIDS, NO FINGER REMAINING (OR EQUAL) PARTIAL HAND, NO FINGER REMAINING
L7368 LITHIUM ION BATTERY CHARGER LITHIUM ION BATTERY CHARGER, REPLACEMENT ONLY

 

Discontinued Code:

Code Narrative Crosswalk to Code
L1500 THORACIC-HIP-KNEE-ANKLE ORTHOSIS (THKAO), MOBILITY FRAME (NEWINGTON, PARAPODIUM TYPES) NONE
L1510 THKAO, STANDING FRAME, WITH OR WITHOUT TRAY AND ACCESSORIES NONE
L1520 THKAO, SWIVEL WALKER NONE
L4380 PNEUMATIC KNEE SPLINT, PREFABRICATED, INCLUDES FITTING AND ADJUSTMENT NONE
L7266 SERVO CONTROL, STEEPER OR EQUAL NONE
L7272 ANALOGUE CONTROL, UNB OR EQUAL NONE
L7274 PROPORTIONAL CONTROL, 6-12 VOLT, LIBERTY, UTAH OR EQUAL NONE
L7500 REPAIR OF PROSTHETIC DEVICE, HOURLY RATE (EXCLUDES V5335 REPAIR OF ORAL OR LARYNGEAL PROSTHESIS OR ARTIFICIAL LARYNX) NONE

 

Oral Antiemetic Drugs

Added Code:

Code Narrative
Q0162 ONDANSETRON 1 MG, ORAL, FDA APPROVED PRESCRIPTION ANTI-EMETIC, FOR USE AS A COMPLETE THERAPEUTIC SUBSTITUTE FOR AN IV ANTI-EMETIC AT THE TIME OF CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT, NOT TO EXCEED A 48 HOUR DOSAGE REGIMEN

 

Discontinued Code:

Code Narrative Crosswalk to Code
Q0179 ONDANSETRON HYDROCHLORIDE 8 MG, ORAL, FDA APPROVED PRESCRIPTION ANTI-EMETIC, FOR USE AS A COMPLETE THERAPEUTIC SUBSTITUTE FOR AN IV ANTI-EMETIC AT THE TIME OF CHEMOTHERAPY TREATMENT, NOT TO EXCEED A 48 HOUR DOSAGE REGIMEN Q0162

 

Ostomy Supplies

Added Code:

Code Narrative
A5056 OSTOMY POUCH, DRAINABLE, WITH EXTENDED WEAR BARRIER ATTACHED, WITH FILTER, (1PIECE), EACH
A5057 OSTOMY POUCH, DRAINABLE, WITH EXTENDED WEAR BARRIER ATTACHED, WITH BUILT IN CONVEXITY, WITH FILTER, (1 PIECE), EACH

 

Power Mobility Devices

Added Code:

Code Narrative
E2358 POWER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, GROUP 34 NON-SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERY, EACH
E2359 POWER WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, GROUP 34 SEALED LEAD ACID BATTERY, EACH (E.G. GEL CELL, ABSORBED GLASSMAT)

 

Wheelchair Options/Accessories

Added Code:

Code Narrative
E0988 MANUAL WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, LEVER-ACTIVATED, WHEEL DRIVE, PAIR
E2626 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, SHOULDER ELBOW, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, ADJUSTABLE
E2627 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, SHOULDER ELBOW, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, ADJUSTABLE RANCHO TYPE

 

Added Code:

Code Narrative
E2628 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, SHOULDER ELBOW, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, RECLINING
E2629 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, SHOULDER ELBOW, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, FRICTION ARM SUPPORT (FRICTION DAMPENING TO PROXIMAL AND DISTAL JOINTS)
E2630 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, SHOULDER ELBOW, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, MONOSUSPENSION ARMAND HAND SUPPORT, OVERHEAD ELBOW FOREARM HAND SLING SUPPORT, YOKE TYPE SUSPENSION SUPPORT
E2631 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, ADDITION TO MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, ELEVATING PROXIMAL ARM
E2632 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, ADDITION TO MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, OFFSET OR LATERAL ROCKER ARM WITH ELASTIC BALANCE CONTROL
E2633 WHEELCHAIR ACCESSORY, ADDITION TO MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, SUPINATOR

 

Discontinued Code:

Code Narrative Crosswalk to Code
L3964 SHOULDER ELBOW ORTHOSIS, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, ADJUSTABLE, PREFABRICATED, INCLUDES FITTING AND ADJUSTMENT E2626
L3965 SHOULDER ELBOW ORTHOSIS, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, ADJUSTABLE RANCHO TYPE, PREFABRICATED, INCLUDES FITTING AND ADJUSTMENT E2627
L3966 SHOULDER ELBOW ORTHOSIS, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, RECLINING, PREFABRICATED, INCLUDES FITTING AND ADJUSTMENT E2628
L3968 SHOULDER ELBOW ORTHOSIS, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT ATTACHED TO WHEELCHAIR, BALANCED, FRICTION ARM SUPPORT (FRICTION DAMPENING TO PROXIMAL AND DISTAL JOINTS), PREFABRICATED, INCLUDES FITTING AND ADJUSTMENT E2629
L3969 SHOULDER ELBOW ORTHOSIS, MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, MONOSUSPENSION ARM AND HAND SUPPORT, OVERHEAD ELBOW FOREARM HAND SLING SUPPORT, YOKE TYPE SUSPENSION SUPPORT, PREFABRICATED, INCLUDES FITTING AND ADJUSTMENT E2630
L3970 SEO, ADDITION TO MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, ELEVATING PROXIMAL ARM E2631
L3972 SEO, ADDITION TO MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, OFFSET OR LATERAL ROCKER ARM WITH ELASTIC BALANCE CONTROL E2632
L3974 SEO, ADDITION TO MOBILE ARM SUPPORT, SUPINATOR E2633

 

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