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September 2, 2021

2021 HCPCS Code Update – July Edition – Correct Coding – Revised

Joint DME MAC and PDAC Publication

The following tables identify changes to Level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for July 2021. The tables contain only HCPCS codes applicable to items within Medicare DME MAC jurisdiction. There may be other HCPCS code changes for items under the jurisdiction of other Medicare contractors. Consult those contractors for information regarding HCPCS codes within their areas of responsibility.

All HCPCS code changes are effective for claims with dates of service on or after July 1, 2021.

Code Change Categories

  • Added Codes/Modifiers: Identifies newly created codes and modifiers. Listing of a code in the tables does not necessarily indicate coverage (emphasis added). Refer to the applicable Local Coverage Determination for information regarding Medicare reimbursement requirements.
  • Discontinued Codes/Deleted Modifiers: Identifies codes and modifiers discontinued or deleted in the new cycle. These codes and modifiers continue to be valid for Medicare claims with dates of service either on or before June 30, 2021. There is no grace period for submission of a discontinued code/modifier for claims with dates of service after its effective end date. If there is a direct crosswalk for a discontinued/deleted code or modifier, the crosswalk code will be displayed in a table.
  • Narrative Changes: Identifies changes in the narrative descriptor for an existing code or modifier. There were no narrative changes in this cycle.

Narrative Changes

Code Old Narrative New Narrative

For questions about correct coding, contact the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) HCPCS Helpline at (877) 735-1326 during the hours of 9:30 am to 5:00 pm ET, Monday through Friday. You may also visit the PDAC websiteExternal website to chat with a representative, or select the Contact UsExternal website button at the top of the PDAC website for email, FAX, or postal mail information.

Publication History

September 2, 2021 Revised to remove notation of Intravenous Immune Globulin (L33610) and updated the PDAC contact information
July 29, 2021 Originally Published


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