AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2002 Issue 4

CMS creates new HCPCS G codes for 2002 and 2003

Several new HCPCS G codes were created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These new codes will assist in the implementation of policy proposals, facilitate appropriate reporting of procedures, and help describe new procedural technology. Although there have been many comments regarding the implementation of the new G codes, CMS assures that it is necessary to develop G codes to accommodate changes in legislation, regulation, coverage, and payment policy. CMS agrees that G codes should be temporary, where appropriate. Therefore, an annual review of the G codes will be conducted to determine which G codes should...

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