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    Question Differentiating between codes

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    Is there a standard way of differentiating between Surgical Codes; Medicine Codes; and all other codes?

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    Apr 2007
    Sioux Falls South Dakota


    The type of service code tells whether it is Medical, Surgical, X-ray, Pathology, etc. The type of service codes are listed in Appendix 6 in your HCPCS, or you can find them in the IOM Claims Processing Manual on the CMS website.
    Lucinda (Cindy) McGarry, CPC-P
    Applications Specialist
    Avera Health Plans
    Education Office Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter
    Past President Sioux Falls SD Local Chapter

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