2022 HCPCS Code Update - October Edition - Correct Coding

Joint DME MAC and PDAC Publication

The following tables identify changes to Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for October 2022. The tables contain only HCPCS codes applicable to items within Medicare DME MAC jurisdiction. There may be other HCPCS code changes for items under the jurisdiction of other Medicare contractors. Consult those contractors for information regarding HCPCS codes within their areas of responsibility.

All HCPCS code changes are effective for claims with dates of service on or after October 1, 2022.

Code Change Categories

  • Added Codes/Modifiers: Identifies newly created codes and modifiers. Listing of a code in the tables does not necessarily indicate coverage (Emphasis added). Refer to the applicable Local Coverage Determination for information regarding Medicare reimbursement requirements.
  • Discontinued Codes/Deleted Modifiers: Identifies codes and modifiers discontinued or deleted in the new cycle. These codes and modifiers continue to be valid for Medicare claims with dates of service either on or before September 30, 2022. There is no grace period for submission of a discontinued code/modifier for claims with dates of service after its effective end date. If there is a direct crosswalk for a discontinued/deleted code or modifier, the crosswalk code will be displayed in a table.
  • Narrative Changes: Identifies changes in the narrative descriptor for an existing code or modifier. There were no narrative changes in this cycle.
  • Category Assignment: Identifies existing HCPCS that have been reassigned from Miscellaneous to an applicable product category.

Added Codes

Pressure Reducing Support Surfaces - Group 1

Code Narrative
E0183 POWERED PRESSURE REDUCING UNDERLAY/PAD, ALTERNATING, WITH PUMP, INCLUDES HEAVY DUTY

 

Miscellaneous

Code Narrative
A4596 CRANIAL ELECTROTHERAPY STIMULATION (CES) SYSTEM SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES, PER MONTH

 

Narrative Changes

High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
E0483 HIGH FREQUENCY CHEST WALL OSCILLATION SYSTEM, INCLUDES ALL ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, EACH HIGH FREQUENCY CHEST WALL OSCILLATION SYSTEM, WITH FULL ANTERIOR AND/OR POSTERIOR THORACIC REGION RECEIVING SIMULTANEOUS EXTERNAL OSCILLATION, INCLUDES ALL ACCESSORIES AND SUPPLIES, EACH

 

Miscellaneous

Code Old Narrative New Narrative
K1002 CRANIAL ELECTROTHERAPY STIMULATION (CES) SYSTEM, INCLUDES ALL SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES, ANY TYPE CRANIAL ELECTROTHERAPY STIMULATION (CES) SYSTEM, ANY TYPE
K1019 MONTHLY SUPPLIES FOR USE OF DEVICE CODED AT K1018 REPLACEMENT SUPPLIES AND ACCESSORIES FOR EXTERNAL UPPER LIMB TREMOR STIMULATOR OF THE PERIPHERAL NERVES OF THE WRIST

 

Category Assignment

Orthopedic Footwear

Code Narrative
K1015 FOOT, ADDUCTUS POSITIONING DEVICE, ADJUSTABLE

 

Lower Limb Prostheses

Code Narrative
K1014 ADDITION, ENDOSKELETAL KNEE-SHIN SYSTEM, 4 BAR LINKAGE OR MULTIAXIAL, FLUID SWING AND STANCE PHASE CONTROL
K1022 ADDITION TO LOWER EXTREMITY PROSTHESIS, ENDOSKELETAL, KNEE DISARTICULATION, ABOVE KNEE, HIP DISARTICULATION, POSITIONAL ROTATION UNIT, ANY TYPE

 

Suction Pumps

Code Narrative
K1006 SUCTION PUMP, HOME MODEL, PORTABLE OR STATIONARY, ELECTRIC, ANY TYPE, FOR USE WITH EXTERNAL URINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

 

For questions about correct coding or products not listed on the DMECS Product Classification List (PCL), contact the PDAC HCPCS Helpline at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. You may also visit the PDAC website to chat with a representative or select the Contact Us button at the top of the PDAC website for email, FAX or postal mail information.

Publication History

Date of Change Description
10/27/22 Originally Published

 

Last Updated Thu, 27 Oct 2022 13:26:52 +0000