2020 HCPCS Code Update - October Edition - Correct Coding - Revised
Joint DME MAC and PDAC Publication
The following tables identify changes to Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for October 2020. 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, 2020.
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, 2020. 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.
CONTACT LENS, HYDROPHILIC, SPHERICAL, PHOTOCHROMIC ADDITIVE, PER LENS
|K1006||SUCTION PUMP, HOME MODEL, PORTABLE OR STATIONARY, ELECTRIC, ANY TYPE, FOR USE WITH EXTERNAL URINE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM|
|K1007||BILATERAL HIP, KNEE, ANKLE, FOOT DEVICE, POWERED, INCLUDES PELVIC COMPONENT, SINGLE OR DOUBLE UPRIGHT(S), KNEE JOINTS ANY TYPE, WITH OR WITHOUT ANKLE JOINTS ANY TYPE, INCLUDES ALL COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES, MOTORS, MICROPROCESSORS, SENSORS|
|K1009||SPEECH VOLUME MODULATION SYSTEM, ANY TYPE, INCLUDING ALL COMPONENTS AND ACCESSORIES|
|K1010||INDWELLING INTRAURETHRAL DRAINAGE DEVICE WITH VALVE, PATIENT INSERTED, REPLACEMENT ONLY, EACH|
|K1011||ACTIVATION DEVICE FOR INTRAURETHRAL DRAINAGE DEVICE WITH VALVE, REPLACEMENT ONLY, EACH|
|K1012||CHARGER AND BASE STATION FOR INTRAURETHRAL ACTIVATION DEVICE, REPLACEMENT ONLY|
|Code||Old Narrative||New Narrative|
|E0880||TRACTION STAND, FREESTANDING, SIMPLE EXTREMITY TRACTION (E.G., BUCK'S)||TRACTION STAND, FREE STANDING, EXTREMITY TRACTION|
For questions about correct coding, contact the PDAC HCPCS Helpline at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 9:30 am to 5:00 pm 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.
Published on PDAC website
|09/09/2021||Revised to include HCPCS code V2524 in “Added Codes” and updated the PDAC contact information|