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 ...
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
Dec 14th, 2009
New HCPCS Level II codes have been created for reporting specific drugs and biologicals in 2010. Twenty-three of the new codes are separately payable to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) for service dates on or after Jan. 1, 2010. In addition, 2009 payment rates for six HCPCS Level II codes have been corrected. January 2010 ASC ...
Feb 1st, 2009
By G. John Verhovshek, MA, CPC HCPCS Level II codes have seen many hundreds of changes for 2009, but you’ll find that the most substantial revisions affect durable medical and drug equipment supply codes. New DME Codes Among the most interesting additions to durable medical equipment (DME) codes are E0656 Segmental pneumatic appliance for use ...
In CMS
Nov 3rd, 2008
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) may have posted HCPCS Level II Halloween day, but there is little terrifying in the more than 400 additions, deletions, changes, and administrative adjustments. The file, which will most assuredly be updated by year’s end and is slated to be altered quarterly through next year, included 160 ...