The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published two new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) “L” codes for Myomo Inc’s MyoPro System of wearable medical robotics.
The two new codes are:
- L8701 Powered upper extremity range of motion assist device, elbow, wrist, hand with single or double upright(s), includes microprocessor, sensors, all components and accessories, custom fabricated
- L8702 Powered upper extremity range of motion assist device, elbow, wrist, hand, finger, single or double upright(s), includes microprocessor, sensors, all components and accessories, custom fabricated
The codes cover MyoPro Motion E and W (elbow and wrist) and MyoPro Motion G (grasp) correspondingly.
Myomo filed its application in December 2017 to have CMS establish two new Level II HCPCS codes and received a favorable preliminary decision in May, according to the company in a news release.
“We are very grateful to CMS and the whole HCPCS Workgroup for their decision to assign L codes for our MyoPro line of powered orthoses,” says Myomo Chief Medical Officer Dr Brandon Green, in the release. “The MyoPro has already helped so many patients with neurological/neuromuscular injury and illness by supporting their weakened arms, restoring control over their range of motion, reducing their healthcare costs, and giving them back their independence. It is important for clinically qualified Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to have access to this technology, too.”
The codes become effective January 1, 2019. The assignment of unique L-codes, if followed by appropriate coverage and payment terms (which are still pending), would offer greater access to MyoPro for Medicare beneficiaries, per the release.
To view all the new HCPCS codes for 2019, visit CMS.
[Source(s): Myomo Inc, Business Wire]