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Public Comments on New Product Categories

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 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 3, 2018, with the subject line above will be considered.