Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System


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Health·care Com·mon Pro·ce·dure Cod·ing Sys·tem

(HCPCS) (helth'kār kom'ŏn prŏ-sē'jŭr kōd'ing sis'tĕm)
The alphanumeric coding system for reporting outpatient health care services for Medicare beneficiaries.

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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The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is used to report hospital outpatient procedures and physician services.
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.
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.
In somewhat unclear language, CMS indicated that MAAA tests should continue to be billed using the existing Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes as they have been in the past.
Grider, a certified professional coder, shows medical assistants, medical insurance specialists, new medical office personnel, physicians, independent billing personnel, and other health care providers how and when to use modifiers with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes to indicate that a service or procedure was modified in some way.
Although Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Codes (HCPCS) became effective for dates of service on or after October 1, 2010, the Medicare claims processing systems didn't recognize the codes until January 1, 2011.
Sixty-five percent of bills are related to physical therapy; 27 percent are classified by the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) as durable medical equipment, dental, ambulance, and so forth; six percent are related to radiology billing; and two percent are related to surgery.
The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes are level II codes that provide practitioners with the terminology and other information needed to bill for some of the supplies and products we use during patient care (figure).
Initially, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed that physicians use the new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System and its "G" codes for quality reporting, which would have required many physicians to upgrade their practice management software.
Primary care groups opposed CMS" decision to collect clinical data through a set of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes or G codes--a system most physicians do not use.
In the first phase of the program, CMS will collect clinical data through a set of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes--also called G-codes--that will be included in the claims physicians currently submit to CMS.
During the first phase of the program, CMS will collect clinical data through a set of Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes--also called G-codes--that will be included in the claims physicians currently submit to CMS.

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