HCPCS


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HCPCS

Abbreviation for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.
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Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System

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HCPCS

A standardized coding system used to process claims for insurance payments by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It consists of two parts: a coding system devised by the American Medical Association called the Current Procedural Terminology, which describes procedures and services provided by health care professionals; and a system that identifies health-related products and services that are not provided by physicians, e.g., emergency medical services, durable medical equipment, supplies, and orthotics.
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We selected all beneficiaries who underwent a single total knee replacement (DRG 470) in conjunction with HCPCS code 27447 (total knee arthroplasty) and who were discharged to home.
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The final regulations also confirm that CMS will use Part D utilization to attribute Part B sales where a Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code consists of more than one manufacturer's branded prescription drugs and CMS is unable to reliably determine what percentage is attributable to each drug.
In stark contrast to tests under the CLFS, the new law attempts to establish a more transparent process for pricing new tests, allowing for temporary HCPCS codes, requiring CMS to follow the Local Coverage Determination (LCD) process, and creating a federal advisory panel with laboratory stakeholders and others to provide input to CMS.
3M Critical & Chronic Care Solutions Division announces that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned product- specific Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for the 3M Coban 2 Layer Compression System.
--Summary of the path to obtaining a CPT code (physician procedure code) and a HCPCS code (product code);
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Depending on the code set, they can define, among others, procedures (CPT codes), items (HCPCS Level II codes), revenue classification, and diagnoses (ICD-9 and 10 codes).
Coding with modifiers; a guide to correct CPT and HCPCS level II modifier usage, 4th ed.