462 Changes to 2015 HCPCS Level II

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:

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  • 237     New codes
  •  56      Changes
  • 159     Discontinued codes
  •   10     Coverage changes

 

Brad Ericson

Brad Ericson

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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been publisher for more than nine years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and at Aetna Health Plans before that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.
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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, has been publisher for more than nine years. Before AAPC he was at Optum for 13 years and at Aetna Health Plans before that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

2 Responses to “462 Changes to 2015 HCPCS Level II”

  1. Emily Miles says:

    When will CMS release the HCPCs II changes for 2015.

  2. Mainedermatology says:

    Where can we find these in a printable version without having to purchase anything?
    Thanks

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