Retired - Correct Coding – Billing of HCPCS Code E0986

Recently the Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contractor and the four Durable Medical Equipment Medicare Administrative Contractors (DME MACs) have received questions regarding HCPCS code E0986 Manual wheelchair accessory, push activated power assist, each.

E0986 is a push-rim activated power assist option for a manual wheelchair in which sensors embedded in specially designed wheels determine the force that is exerted by the beneficiary upon the wheel. Additional propulsive and/or braking force is then provided by motors in each wheel.  E0986 includes the two drive wheels/motors, batteries and battery charger. Only one unit of service should be billed per manual wheelchair.

Revision History

Date Update
07/07/2014 Published on PDAC website
03/25/2021 Retired. Information no longer current.

Last Updated: 07/07/2014