HCPCS Code Changes for 2018


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the new HCPCS codes for 2018, and there were only a few minor changes. Below is a complete breakdown of the code changes which will be effective for claims with a date of service on or after January 1, 2018.

 New Codes 

CodeDescriptor
L3761Elbow orthosis with adjustable position locking joint(s), prefabricated, off-the-shelf
L7700Gasket or seal, for use with prosthetic socket insert, any type, each

Changes in Code Descriptors 

CodeNew DescriptorOld Descriptor
L3760Elbow orthosis , with adjustable position locking joint(s), prefabricated, item that has been trimmed, bent, molded, assembled, or otherwise customized to fit a specific patient by an individual with expertiseElbow orthosis, with adjustable position locking joint(s), prefabricated, includes fitting and adjustments, any type

As a reminder registration is still open for the December 13, 2017 AOPAversity webinar, New Codes & Other Updates for 2018, which will focus on the changes to the HCPCS code set and any other upcoming Medicare changes which may impact your business in 2018. AOPA’s Coding and Reimbursement Committee will review the list of changes and provide appropriate comments to CMS.

Questions regarding the code changes may be directed to Joe McTernan at jmcternan@aopanet.org, or Devon Bernard at dbernard@aopanet.org.