$MYO PRELIMINARY MEDICARE PAYMENT RECOMMENDATION Payment will be based on the carrier's determination regarding which coverage and payment rules are applicable. SUMMARY OF PRIMARY SPEAKER COMMENTS AT THE PUBLIC MEETING The primary speaker thanked CMS for their vision and leadership in establishing two new L codes to describe the microprocessor controlled orthoses for people who suffer from untreatable upper extremity impairment, due to diagnoses ranging from stroke to traumatic brain injury, spinal cord and brachial plexus injury, to ALS and muscular dystrophy. FINAL DECISION Establish L8701 "Powered upper extremity range of motion assist device, elbow, wrist, hand with single or double upright(s), includes microprocessor, sensors, all components and accessories, custom fabricated". Effective 1/1/19 Establish L8702 " Powered upper extremity range of motion assist device, elbow, wrist, hand, finger,