In CMS
Mar 5th, 2018
Now that you’re familiar with the 2018 HCPCS Level II codes,  new C, G, K, and Q codes effective April 1 have been released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Several modifiers have been adjusted to reflect oxygen use. The annual quarterly updates helps CMS programs, such as the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) ...
In CMS
Nov 3rd, 2015
HCPCS Level II codes released before the Halloween weekend include nearly 400 new, deleted, and changed codes and modifiers. Most chapters are affected by new and deleted codes, with 271 new codes changing the landscape. Changes affect many codes meant to track effectiveness and economy of care, making the code set important to members who ...
The basics of ambulatory surgery center (ASC) coding and billing aren’t hard to master, but they do differ from physician and facility requirements. The following overview will help you know what’s most important in the ASC setting. Definition of ASC To understand correct coding and billing for an ASC, you must first understand what an ...
In Billing
Nov 1st, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Oct. 31,  the HCPCS Level II codes that go into effect Jan. 1, 2012. Changes include 285 code additions (and one new modifier), 48 revisions, and 75 deletions. Another 18 codes were added and eight deleted throughout 2011. 2012 HCPCS II Available With Over 430 Changes was last ...
In CMS
Apr 5th, 2010
The April 2010 update of HCPCS Level II codes is now available on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) website. Downloadable files include one for a smattering of C codes and another involving four modifiers. New C codes effective April 1 are: HCPCS Code Long Description C9258 Injection, telavancin, 10 mg C9259 Injection, pralatrexate, 1 mg C9260 ...