Correct Coding - 2019 HCPCS Code Annual Update - Corrected

DME MAC Joint Publication

HCPCS Code Update - 2019

The following tables identify changes to Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for 2019. The tables contain only the 2019 HCPCS codes that are applicable to items that fall within Medicare DME MAC jurisdiction. There may be other HCPCS code changes for items under the jurisdiction of other Medicare contractors. Consult with those contractors for information regarding HCPCS codes that fall within their areas of responsibility.

All HCPCS code changes are effective for claims with dates of service on or after January 1, 2019.

Code Change Categories

  • Added Codes/Added Modifiers: These are new codes and modifiers.
  • Discontinued Codes/Deleted Modifiers: These are codes and modifiers that are discontinued /deleted. These codes and modifiers continue to be valid for Medicare claims with dates of service on or before December 31, 2018.

If there is a direct crosswalk for a discontinued/deleted code or modifier, the crosswalk code is listed in the table. The crosswalked codes are effective for claims with dates of service on or after January 1, 2019.

There is no grace period that allows for submission of a discontinued code/modifier for claims with dates of service in 2019.

Narrative Changes/Revised Modifiers: These are changes in the narrative descriptor for an existing code or modifier.

For products not listed on the DMECS Product Classification Lists, suppliers should evaluate whether a revised narrative changes their coding choices.

For questions about correct coding, contact the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contact Center or email the PDAC by completing the Contact Us Form.

Code Tables

The appearance of a code in the tables below does not necessarily indicate coverage. Refer to the applicable Local Coverage Determination for information regarding Medicare reimbursement requirements.

Cold Therapy

Narrative Changes

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
A9273 HOT WATER BOTTLE, ICE CAP OR COLLAR, HEAT AND/OR COLD WRAP, ANY TYPE COLD OR HOT FLUID BOTTLE, ICE CAP OR COLLAR, HEAT AND/OR COLD WRAP, ANY TYPE
E0218 WATER CIRCULATING COLD PAD WITH PUMP FLUID CIRCULATING COLD PAD WITH PUMP, ANY TYPE

 

Enteral Nutrition

Added Code

Code Narrative
B4105 IN-LINE CARTRIDGE CONTAINING DIGESTIVE ENZYME(S) FOR ENTERAL FEEDING, EACH

 

Discontinued Code

Code Narrative Crosswalk to Code
Q9994 IN-LINE CARTRIDGE CONTAINING DIGESTIVE ENZYME(S) FOR ENTERAL FEEDING, EACH B4105

 

High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices

Narrative Changes

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
E0483 HIGH FREQUENCY CHEST WALL OSCILLATION AIR-PULSE GENERATOR SYSTEM, (INCLUDES HOSES AND VEST), EACH HIGH FREQUENCY CHEST WALL OSCILLATION SYSTEM, INCLUDES ALL ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, EACH

 

Miscellaneous

Added Code

Code Narrative
E0467 HOME VENTILATOR, MULTI-FUNCTION RESPIRATORY DEVICE, ALSO PERFORMS ANY OR ALL OF THE ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS OF OXYGEN CONCENTRATION, DRUG NEBULIZATION, ASPIRATION, AND COUGH STIMULATION, INCLUDES ALL ACCESSORIES, COMPONENTS AND SUPPLIES FOR ALL FUNCTIONS
L8701 POWERED UPPER EXTREMITY RANGE OF MOTION ASSIST DEVICE, ELBOW, WRIST, HAND WITH SINGLE OR DOUBLE UPRIGHT(S), INCLUDES MICROPROCESSOR, SENSORS, ALL COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES, CUSTOM FABRICATED.
L8702 POWERED UPPER EXTREMITY RANGE OF MOTION ASSIST DEVICE, ELBOW, WRIST, HAND, FINGER, SINGLE OR DOUBLE UPRIGHT(S), INCLUDES MICROPROCESSOR, SENSORS, ALL COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES, CUSTOM FABRICATED.

 

Oral Antiemetic Drugs

Narrative Changes

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
J8655 NETUPITANT 300 MG AND PALONOSETRON 0.5 MG NETUPITANT 300 MG AND PALONOSETRON 0.5 MG, ORAL

 

Oxygen and Oxygen Equipment

Added Code

Code Narrative
E0447 PORTABLE OXYGEN CONTENTS, LIQUID, 1 MONTH'S SUPPLY = 1 UNIT, PRESCRIBED AMOUNT AT REST OR NIGHTTIME EXCEEDS 4 LITERS PER MINUTE (LPM)

 

Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes

Added Code

Code Narrative
A5514 FOR DIABETICS ONLY, MULTIPLE DENSITY INSERT, MADE BY DIRECT CARVING WITH CAM TECHNOLOGY FROM A RECTIFIED CAD MODEL CREATED FROM A DIGITIZED SCAN OF THE PATIENT, TOTAL CONTACT WITH PATIENT'S FOOT, INCLUDING ARCH, BASE LAYER MINIMUM OF 3/16 INCH MATERIAL OF SHORE A 35 DUROMETER (OR HIGHER), INCLUDES ARCH FILLER AND OTHER SHAPING MATERIAL, CUSTOM FABRICATED, EACH

 

Discontinued Code

Code Narrative Crosswalk to Code
K0903 FOR DIABETICS ONLY, MULTIPLE DENSITY INSERT, MADE BY DIRECT CARVING WITH CAM TECHNOLOGY FROM A RECTIFIED CAD MODEL CREATED FROM A DIGITIZED SCAN OF THE PATIENT, TOTAL CONTACT WITH PATIENT'S FOOT, INCLUDING ARCH, BASE LAYER MINIMUM OF 3/16 INCH MATERIAL OF SHORE A 35 DUROMETER (OR HIGHER), INCLUDES ARCH FILLER AND OTHER SHAPING MATERIAL, CUSTOM FABRICATED, EACH A5514

 

Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes

Narrative Changes

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
A5513 FOR DIABETICS ONLY, MULTIPLE DENSITY INSERT, CUSTOM MOLDED FROM MODEL OF PATIENT'S FOOT, TOTAL CONTACT WITH PATIENT'S FOOT, INCLUDING ARCH, BASE LAYER MINIMUM OF 3/16 INCH MATERIAL OF SHORE A 35 DUROMETER OR HIGHER), INCLUDES ARCH FILLER AND OTHER SHAPING MATERIAL, CUSTOM FABRICATED, EACH FOR DIABETICS ONLY, MULTIPLE DENSITY INSERT, CUSTOM MOLDED FROM MODEL OF PATIENT'S FOOT, TOTAL CONTACT WITH PATIENT'S FOOT, INCLUDING ARCH, BASE LAYER MINIMUM OF 3/16 INCH MATERIAL OF SHORE A 35 DUROMETER (OR HIGHER), INCLUDES ARCH FILLER AND OTHER SHAPING MATERIAL, CUSTOM FABRICATED, EACH

 

Wheelchair Options/Accessories

Narrative Changes

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
K0037 HIGH MOUNT FLIP-UP FOOTREST, REPLACEMENT ONLY, EACH HIGH MOUNT FLIP-UP FOOTREST, EACH

 

Modifiers

Added Code

Code Narrative
QA PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS OF STATIONARY OXYGEN FOR DAYTIME USE WHILE AT REST AND NIGHTTIME USE DIFFER AND THE AVERAGE OF THE TWO AMOUNTS IS LESS THAN 1 LITER PER MINUTE (LPM)
QB PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS OF STATIONARY OXYGEN FOR DAYTIME USE WHILE AT REST AND NIGHTTIME USE DIFFER AND THE AVERAGE OF THE TWO AMOUNTS EXCEEDS 4 LITERS PER MINUTE (LPM) AND PORTABLE OXYGEN IS PRESCRIBED
QR PRESCRIBED AMOUNTS OF STATIONARY OXYGEN FOR DAYTIME USE WHILE AT REST AND NIGHTTIME USE DIFFER AND THE AVERAGE OF THE TWO AMOUNTS IS GREATER THAN 4 LITERS PER MINUTE (LPM)

 

Narrative Changes

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
QE PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF OXYGEN IS LESS THAN 1 LITER PER MINUTE (LPM) PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF STATIONARY OXYGEN WHILE AT REST IS LESS THAN 1 LITER PER MINUTE (LPM)
QF PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF OXYGEN EXCEEDS 4 LITERS PER MINUTE (LPM) AND PORTABLE OXYGEN IS PRESCRIBED PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF STATIONARY OXYGEN WHILE AT REST EXCEEDS 4 LITERS PER MINUTE (LPM) AND PORTABLE OXYGEN IS PRESCRIBED
QG PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF OXYGEN IS GREATER THAN 4 LITERS PER MINUTE(LPM) PRESCRIBED AMOUNT OF STATIONARY OXYGEN WHILE AT REST IS GREATER THAN 4 LITERS PER MINUTE (LPM)

 

Publication History

Date of Change Description
12/06/18 Originally Published
01/24/19 Corrected: Remove HCPCS codes related to Surgical Dressings

 

Last Updated Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:18:24 +0000