Retired - K0009 Manual Wheelchair – Coding Verification Review Requirement – Update

It has been previously communicated that Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) products listed on the PDAC website with HCPCS code K0009 (OTHER MANUAL WHEELCHAIR/BASE) would be end dated March 31, 2013. The new effective end date for all products currently coded under K0009 is May 31, 2013. Manufacturers that submitted a coding verification application to the PDAC prior to December 3, 2012, were notified on April 12, 2013 of the coding verification results.

Effective for claims with dates of service on or after June 1, 2013, the only products which may be billed to Medicare using code K0009 are those for which a written coding verification has been made by the PDAC contractor and that are listed in the Product Classification List in DMECS maintained on the PDAC website, Products which have not received coding verification review from the PDAC must be billed with code E1399.

The PDAC coding verification application required for these products is the Manual Wheelchairs application. This application is located on the PDAC website,

For questions about correct coding, contact the PDAC Contact Center at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CT, Monday through Friday, or email the PDAC by completing the DME PDAC Contact Form located on the PDAC website:

Revision History



04/19/2012 Published on PDAC website
09/11/2012 Revised - effective date changed to February 28, 2013
11/19/2012 Revised - effective date extended to March 31, 2013
02/28/2013 Revised - effective date updated to May 31, 2013
01/10/2019 Retired - content incorporated into the applicable Local Coverage Determination or related Policy Article

Last Updated: 02/28/2013