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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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.
CMS defines SCODs by their Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes, which CMS assigns to products, supplies, and services for billing purposes.
The changes included adoption of a revised pharmacy claim standard from the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs and allowance for the continued use of "J" codes from the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System.
Drawing advice from both educators and employers, they cover reimbursement, the ninth edition and the new tenth edition of The World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases, Clinical Modifications (ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM), The American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding system and Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) developed for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and individuals enrolled in private health insurance programs, and inpatient coding.
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.
During the program's first phase, 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 submit to CMS.

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