CMS releases off-the-shelf codes
BALTIMORE – At long last, CMS has finalized its list of off-the-shelf (OTS) orthotics codes. In February 2012, the agency released an initial list and sought public comment. Federal law defines OTS as items that require “minimal self-adjustment.” At that time, industry stakeholders expressed concerns that the list included some items that should be considered custom devices not OTS, and therefore should only be provided by certified fitters or orthotists. View the finalized list of codes here.