HCPCS Code Details - L5978

HCPCS Level II Code
Orthotic and Prosthetic Procedures, Devices
HCPCS Code L5978

Long description:
All lower extremity prostheses, foot, multiaxial ankle/foot

Short description:
Ft prosth multiaxial ankl/ft

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 38 - Orthotics, prosthetics, prosthetic devices & vision services (price subject to floors and ceilings)
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Coverage code C - Carrier judgment
BETOS2 code D1F - Prosthetic/Orthotic devices
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service P - Lump sum purchase of DME, prosthetics, orthotics
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 1996
Date added Added Jan 01, 1989
HCPCS Coding Procedures

HCPCS Modifiers

In HCPCS Level II, modifiers are composed of two alpha or alphanumeric characters.

Example: E0260-NU - Hospital bed, semi-electric (head and foot adjustment), with any type side rails, with mattress
NU” identifies the hospital bed as new equipment

See also

  • HCPCS L5699 · All lower extremity prostheses, shoulder harness

  • HCPCS L5970 · All lower extremity prostheses, foot, external keel, sach foot

  • HCPCS L5971 · All lower extremity prosthesis, solid ankle cushion heel (sach) foot, replacement only

  • HCPCS L5972 · All lower extremity prostheses, foot, flexible keel

  • HCPCS L5974 · All lower extremity prostheses, foot, single axis ankle/foot

  • HCPCS L5975 · All lower extremity prosthesis, combination single axis ankle and flexible keel foot

  • HCPCS L5976 · All lower extremity prostheses, energy storing foot (seattle carbon copy ii or equal)

  • HCPCS L5979 · All lower extremity prosthesis, multi-axial ankle, dynamic response foot, one piece system

  • HCPCS L5980 · All lower extremity prostheses, flex foot system

  • HCPCS L5981 · All lower extremity prostheses, flex-walk system or equal

  • HCPCS L5986 · All lower extremity prostheses, multi-axial rotation unit ('mcp' or equal)

  • HCPCS L5987 · All lower extremity prosthesis, shank foot system with vertical loading pylon

1 Two-digit numeric codes are Level I code modifiers copyrighted© by the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

2 BETOS stands for “Berenson-Eggers Type Of Service”