Two new off-the-shelf (OTS) knee orthosis codes are effective today October 1, 2014:

The following two new off-the-shelf (OTS) knee orthosis codes are effective today October 1, 2014:

K0901    KO Single Upright Pre OTS             Knee orthosis (KO), single upright, thigh and calf, with adjustable flexion and extension joint (unicentric or polycentric), medial-lateral and rotation control, with or without varus/valgus adjustment, prefabricated, off-the-shelf

K0902    KO Double Upright Pre OTS           Knee orthosis (KO), double upright, thigh and calf, with adjustable flexion and extension joint (unicentric or polycentric), medial-lateral and rotation control, with or without varus/valgus adjustment, prefabricated, off-the-shelf

These new codes are the OTS versions of L1843 and L1845 respectively, and join the 23 other OTS codes that CMS established as part of the 2014 HCPCS update.  This means that if a product currently coded L843 or L1845 requires only minimal self-adjustment for fitting at the time of the delivery, these new OTS “K” codes are the ones that should be billed to the DME MACs.

The updated fee schedule can be accessed here:  http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/HCPCSReleaseCodeSets/HCPCS_Quarterly_Update.html