462 Changes to 2015 HCPCS Level II
The annual release of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) HCPCS Level II codes has 462 changes, and while they affect the whole code set, most take place in the frequently used G codes.
Created by CMS in 1983 to report supplies, materials, injections, and certain services, the HCPCS Level II codes are one of the sets mandated by the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The alphanumeric codes are updated quarterly. An annual major revision is effective January 1 of each year. Changes this year included the following:
- 237 New codes
- 56 Changes
- 159 Discontinued codes
- 10 Coverage changes