Results 1 to 4 of 4

Type of Service Codes - CPT coding book

  1. Post Type of Service Codes - CPT coding book
    Exam Training Packages
    Hello everyone! Can you please help me to locate where I can find the type of service codes? I was told they are within the CPT coding book but can not locate them. I am in need of them for setting up a new system are practice is converting over to. Thank you all for your help.

  2. Default
    The first page of the CPT has 'Place-of-Service' codes, if that is what you are looking for. Good luck.

  3. #3
    Sioux Falls South Dakota
    Default Type of Service Codes
    I think you mean the TOS that prints on the CMS1500 claim form (or is transmitted electronically). Most practice management software programs have this information. They are not listed in the CPT book; I have seen them on instructions for filing claims, etc. The ones I know for sure are:
    Medical Care = 1 (E/M)
    Surgery = 2
    X-ray = 4
    Lab/Path = 5
    Other Medical (back in the other medicine section) = 9

    I hope this helps.

    I found them - Appendix 6 in the HCPCS book lists them after the place of service codes. These are taken from the Common Working File.
    Last edited by cmcgarry; 05-03-2010 at 04:26 PM. Reason: Found references
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

  4. #4
    1 = Medical Care
    2 = Surgery
    3 = Consultation
    4 = Diagnostic Radiology
    5= Diagnostic Lab
    6 = Therapeutic Radiology
    7 = Anesthesia
    8 = Assistant at Surgery
    9 = other Medical items or services
    A = Used DME
    B = High risk Screening Mammography
    C = Low risk Screening Mammography
    D = Ambulance

    And the list goes on..... I got this info from our Medicaid website. Hope this helps.
    Susie Corrado, CPC
    ENT Coding/Billing

Similar Threads

  1. Type of Service Codes
    By jlasker in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-02-2015, 07:08 PM
  2. Type of Service
    By cmcantin in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-15-2015, 09:19 PM
  3. Type of Service help
    By dianadawn in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-16-2013, 11:06 AM
  4. Type of Service Codes - Medicare Claims
    By jans04 in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-19-2011, 03:02 PM
  5. type of service codes hospital
    By lgrote in forum Internal Medicine
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-17-2010, 08:18 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.