HEIGHT STANDARDS FOR CODING LSO AND TLSO - REVISED


PDAC recommends the use of Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/bodymeas.htm in determining the average height standards for correct coding of all LSOs and TLSOs. These average height standards can be used in determining length of the structural panel(s) included on LSOs and TLSOs for proper coding.When submitting products to the PDAC for a Coding Verification Review, a size medium for either male and/or female should be submitted along with the application(s). This change will ensure that all products are coded equally. When a non-gender specific (universal) LSO or TLSO is submitted for a coding verification review, the male height standards must be met. This change applies to applications received 30 days or more after the publication of the article.

**Average for Male is 5’9” and for Female is 5’4”   All Americans, 20+ Yrs. of age.

Average Height

MALE

Average Height

FEMALE

UNIVERSALMale or Female

Sample Population Age Range

Methodology

Year

176.3 cm (5' 9.4")

162.2 cm (5' 3.8")

176.3 cm
(5' 9.4")

All Americans 20+

Measured

2003–2006

Reference: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/bodymeas.htm

Suppliers are reminded that for any questions regarding the correct coding of products to access the Durable Medical Equipment Coding System (DMECS) https://www4.palmettogba.com/pdac_dmecs/ or contact the Pricing, Data Analysis, and Coding (PDAC) Contact Center at 877-735-1326.

 

Published by Noridian as the PDAC, January 2010.  Republished by Palmetto GBA as the PDAC, February 2019.  Please note that links in this document were accurate at the time of original publication and may change over time and are no longer active.



Last Updated: 01/15/2010