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Item Item Type Same HCPCS Category Similar HCPCS Category
AFO/KAFO O&P L1900, L1902, L1904, L1906, L1907, L1910, L1920, L1930, L1932, L1940, L1945, L1950, L1951, L1960, L1970, L1971, L1980, L1990, L2000, L2005, L2010, L2020, L2030, L2034, L2035, L2036, L2037, L2038, L2106, L2108, L2112, L2114, L2116, L2126, L2128, L2132, L2134, L2136, L4350, L4360, L4361, L4370, L4386, L4387, L4396, L4397, L4398, L4631  
Bed Side Rails DME E0305, E0310 Hospital Beds with Rails
E0250, E0251, E0328, E0255, E0256, E0260, E0261, E0329, E0265, E0266, E0301, E0302, E0303, E0304
Blood Glucose Monitors DME E0607, E2100, E2101
Continuous Glucose Monitors DME K0554 E0607, E2100, E2101
Canes and Crutches DME E0100, E0105, E0110, E0111, E0112, E0113, E0114, E0116  
Commodes DME E0163, E0164, E0165, E0166, E0168, E0169, E0170, E0171
Compressor/Nebulizer DME E0565, E0570, E0572, E0574, E0575, E0585  
External Breast Prosthesis O&P L8015, L8020, L8030, L8031, L8032, L8035, L8039
Functional Electrical Stimulator DME E0764, E0770  E0720, E0730, A4595
Heat Lamps DME E0200, E0205  
Heat Pads DME E0210, E0215, E0217, E0220, E0221, E0225, E0236, E0238, E0239  
High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation Devices DME E0483 E0480, E0482 
Hospital Beds DME E0250, E0251, E0255, E0256, E0260, E0261, E0265, E0266, E0290, E0291, E0292, E0293, E0294, E0295, E0296, E0297, E0301, E0302, E0303, E0304, E0328, E0329
Humidifiers
NOTE: When used with a positive airway pressure (PAP) device
DME E0561, E0562  
Infusion Pumps DME E0779, E0780, E0781, E0791  
Knee Orthoses O&P L1810, L1812, L1820, L1830, L1831, L1832, L1833, L1834, L1836, L1840, L1843, L1844, L1845, L1846, L1847, L1848, L1850, L1851, L1852, L1860  
Manual Wheelchairs DME E1031, E1037, E1038, E1039, E1161, E1229, E1231, E1232, E1233, E1234, E1235, E1236, E1237, E1238, E1239, K0001, K0002, K0003, K0004, K0005, K0006, K0007, K0009 Canes and Crutches
E0100, E0105, E0110, E0111, E0112, E0113, E0114, E0116 Walkers
E0130, E0135, E0140, E0141, E0143, E0144, E0147, E0148, E0149
Mechanical In-exsufflation Devices DME E0482 E0480, E0483 
Nebulizers and Compressors DME E0570, E0571, E0574, E0580  
NEMS DME A4595 E0720, E0730, E0764, E0770
Oxygen Contents (Portable) DME E0443, E0444  
Oxygen Contents (Stationary) DME E0441, E0442  
Oxygen, Portable Equipment DME E0430, E0431, E0433, E0434, E0435, E1392, K0738  
Oxygen, Stationary Equipment DME E0424, E0425, E0439, E0440, E1353, E1390, E1391, E1405, E1406  
Parenteral Pumps DME B9004, B9006  
Patient Lifts DME E0630, E0635, E0636, E0639, E0640  
Patient Lifts DME E1035, E1036 Canes and Crutches
E0100, E0105, E0110, E0111, E0112, E0113, E0114, E0116, E0117, E0118 Walkers
E0130, E0135, E0140, E0141, E0143, E0144, E0147, E0148, E0149 Patient Lifts
E0630, E0635, E0636, E0639, E0640
Percussor DME E0480  E0482, E0483
Pneumatic Appliances-Arm DME A4600, E0655, E0665, E0668, E0672  
Pneumatic Appliances-Leg DME A4600, E0660, E0666, E0667, E0669, E0671, E0673
Pneumatic Compressors DME E0650, E0651, E0652, E0676  
Pneumatic Compressor Leg Appliances DME E0660, E0666, E0667, E0669, E0670, E0671, E0673, E0676
Pneumatic Compressors Arm Appliances DME E0655, E0665, E0668, E0672, E0676  
Pneumatic Compressors Trunk Appliances DME E0656, E0657, E0670, E0676  
Power Wheelchairs DME E1035, E1036, E1230, K0013, K0800, K0801, K0802, K0806, K0807, K0808, K0812, K0813, K0814, K0815, K0816, K0820, K0821, K0822, K0823, K0824, K0825, K0826, K0827, K0828, K0829, K0830, K0831, K0835, K0836, K0837, K0838, K0839, K0840, K0841, K0842, K0843, K0848, K0849, K0850, K0851, K0852, K0853, K0854, K0855, K0856, K0857, K0858, K0859, K0860, K0861, K0862, K0863, K0864, K0868, K0869, K0870, K0871, K0877, K0878, K0879, K0880, K0884, K0885, K0886, K0890, K0891, K0898 Manual Wheelchairs
E1031, E1037, E1038, E1039, E1161, E1229, E1231, E1232, E1233, E1234, E1235, E1236, E1237, E1238, E1239, K0001, K0002, K0003, K0004, K0005, K0006, K0007, K0009 Walkers
E0130, E0135, E0140, E0141, E0143, E0144, E0147, E0148, E0149 Canes and Crutches
E0100, E0105, E0110, E0111, E0112, E0113, E0114, E0116, E0117, E0118
Respiratory Assist Devices DME E0450, E0454, E0460, E0461, E0463, E0464, E0465, E0466, E0470, E0471, E0472, E0601  
Seat Lift Mechanisms DME E0627, E0628, E0629  
Speech Generating Devices DME E2500, E2502, E2504, E2506, E2508, E2510, E2511
Spinal Orthoses - Lumbar Sacral Orthoses O&P L0450, L0452, L0454, L0455, L0456, L0457, L0458, L0460, L0462, L0464, L0466, L0467, L0468, L0469, L0470, L0472, L0480, L0482, L0484, L0486, L0488, L0490, L0491, L0492 L0621, L0623, L0625, L0626, L0627, L0628, L0629, L0630, L0631, L0632, L0633, L0634, L0635, L0636, L0637, L0638, L0639, L0640, L0641, L0642, L0643, L0648, L0649, L0650, L0651
Stimulators DME E0747, E0760  
Support Surfaces DME E0181, E0182, E0184, E0185, E0186, E0187, E0188, E0189, E0193, E0194, E0196, E0197, E0198, E0199, E0277, E0371, E0372, E0373  
Therapeutic Shoes for Persons with Diabetes O&P A5500, A5501  
Traction Frames DME E0840, E0850, E0855, E0856, E0860, E0947, E0849  
Transcutaneous, Electrical Nerve Stimulators (TENS) DME E0720, E0730  E0764, E0770, A4595
Trapeze Bars DME E0910, E0911, E0912, E0940  
Walkers DME E0130, E0135, E0140, E0141, E0143, E0144, E0147, E0148, E0149 Canes and Crutches
E0100, E0105, E0110, E0111, E0112, E0113, E0114, E0116, E0117, E0118
Wheelchair Back Cushions DME E2611, E2612, E2613, E2614, E2615, E2616, E2617, E2620, E2621  
Wheelchair Seat Cushions DME E2601, E2602, E2603, E2604, E2605, E2606, E2607, E2608, E2609, E2610, E2622, E2623, E2624, E2625, K0734, K0735, K0736, K0737

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Last Updated Aug 17, 2017