HCPCS Code Details - L6638

HCPCS Level II Code
Orthotic and Prosthetic Procedures, Devices
HCPCS Code L6638

Long description:
Upper extremity addition to prosthesis, electric locking feature, only for use with manually powered elbow

Short description:
Elec lock on manual pw elbow

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, 2003
Date added Added Jan 01, 2003
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 L6600 · Upper extremity additions, polycentric hinge, pair

  • HCPCS L6605 · Upper extremity additions, single pivot hinge, pair

  • HCPCS L6610 · Upper extremity additions, flexible metal hinge, pair

  • HCPCS L6615 · Upper extremity addition, disconnect locking wrist unit

  • HCPCS L6616 · Upper extremity addition, additional disconnect insert for locking wrist unit, each

  • HCPCS L6620 · Upper extremity addition, flexion/extension wrist unit, with or without friction

  • HCPCS L6623 · Upper extremity addition, spring assisted rotational wrist unit with latch release

  • HCPCS L6624 · Upper extremity addition, flexion/extension and rotation wrist unit

  • HCPCS L6625 · Upper extremity addition, rotation wrist unit with cable lock

  • HCPCS L6628 · Upper extremity addition, quick disconnect hook adapter, otto bock or equal

  • HCPCS L6629 · Upper extremity addition, quick disconnect lamination collar with coupling piece, otto bock or equal

  • HCPCS L6630 · Upper extremity addition, stainless steel, any wrist

  • HCPCS L6632 · Upper extremity addition, latex suspension sleeve, each

  • HCPCS L6635 · Upper extremity addition, lift assist for elbow

  • HCPCS L6637 · Upper extremity addition, nudge control elbow lock

  • HCPCS L6640 · Upper extremity additions, shoulder abduction joint, pair

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”