The Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding contractor (PDAC) has announced that due to a change in the 2016 descriptor verbiage for L1902 and L1904, it will initiate a new coding verification for any ankle gauntlet style devices that contain joints that are currently listed on the PDAC site under L2999. Read the announcement.
It is important to note that PDAC coding verification for products described by L1902 and L1904 is not mandatory under current Medicare policy guidelines. The coding verification review only applies to products that have been voluntarily submitted to the PDAC for coding verification in the past, and only applies to ankle gauntlet style devices that contain joints and were previously verified as L2999 through the PDAC coding verification process. Ankle gauntlet style devices that do not contain joints and have been voluntarily submitted and verified by PDAC as coded as L1902 or L1904 in the past should not be affected.