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Public Comments on New Product Categories

Update: CMS is extending the public comment period to December 17, 2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is soliciting comments on the following new product categories, including their associated Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes, to be phased-in for the next round of the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program:

Ventilators: E0465, E0466, E0467

Off-The-Shelf Back Braces: L0450, L0455, L0457, L0467, L0469, L0621, L0623, L0625, L0628, L0641, L0642, L0643, L0648, L0649, L0650, L0651

Off-The-Shelf Knee Braces: L1812, L1830, L1833, L1836, L1848, L1850, L1851, L1852

These new product categories will be phased-in under all competitive bidding areas in the next round of the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.

To submit a comment, please email it to DMEPOS@cms.hhs.gov. In order for your comment to be considered, you must type “Competitive Bidding Product Categories” as the subject line for your email. Only comments submitted by 11:59:59 PM Prevailing Eastern Time on December 17, 2018, with the subject line above will be considered.

Source: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/DMEPOSCompetitiveBid/Comment-Period.html

Shannon Glaittli