Powered Exoskeletal Robotic Systems

Section: Orthotic & Prosthetic Devices
Effective Date: September 01, 2019
Revised Date: August 02, 2019
Last Reviewed: July 16, 2019

Description

A powered exoskeleton consists of an exoskeleton-like framework worn by a person and a power source that supplies the energy for limb movement. The goal of the powered exoskeleton is to enable people who do not have volitional movement of their lower extremities to be able to fully bear weight while standing, to walk, and to navigate stairs. 

Criteria

Powered exoskeletal robotic systems for ambulation in patients with lower-limb disabilities are considered experimental/investigational, and therefore, non-covered because the safety and/or effectiveness of this device cannot be established by the available published peer-reviewed literature. 

Procedure Codes

E1399 L2999 L5999

     

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