In this section, we have guides for coding, indications & treatments, orthotic terms & definitions, and casting instructions. As always, we are happy to assist our practitioners with any questions you may have. We are dedicated to serving your practice.
Following is a list of currently acceptable insurance billing codes for custom made orthotics and a brief interpretation for your use. Please note, this is only a partial list. For a more complete listing you should refer to the orthotic billing code manual.
Foot insert, removable, molded to patient model. “UCB” Type, Berkeley Shell, each. Plastic device, molded over model of patient’s foot to provide control of the foot.
This code is used for prescription foot orthoses made of rigid or semi-rigid materials for the purpose of controlling the foot by improving foot function. This can include UCBL devices, modified UCB devices and all rigid or semi-rigid foot orthoses made from a model of the of the patient’s foot whether plaster, foam or electronic imaging. This code includes all billable fees for the orthoses including additions such as rearfoot or forefoot posting, padded top covers, soft tissue supplements, balance padding, lesion or structure accommodations and any other additions that may be required.
Foot insert, removable, molded to patient model, longitudinal and metatarsal support, each. A soft, semi-flexible or rigid device molded over a model of the patient’s foot and placed in the shoe to provide support under the longitudinal arch of the foot.
This code is used for a custom prescription foot orthoses made on a plaster, foam or electronic image of the foot where no corrections or balancing is performed, providing only longitudinal arch support and no attempt at foot control or improvement of function. Such devices would have a flat heel cup with no heel control, and no posting.
Foot insert, molded to patient model, longitudinal and metatarsal support, each. A device molded over a model of the patient’s foot and placed in the shoe to provide support under the ball of the foot.
This code is for a custom prescription orthoses made on a foam, plaster or electronic image mold of the foot where no corrections or balancing is performed, but additional support is added to enhance or relieve pressure to the transverse metatarsal arch and the longitudinal arch.
Partial foot, shoe insert with longitudinal arch, toe filler, each. The patients shoe must be included with the order to guarantee a proper fit.
ICD9 Codes associated with L5000
V49.71 – Amputation of the great toe
V49.72 – Amputation of lesser digit
V49.73 – Amputation of foot/partial foot
For diabetics only, custom molded from a model of patient’s foot, multiple density insert, custom fabricated, each.