AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2006 Issue 1; FOR your INFORMATION

Coding changes for low osmolar contrast material and MRI contrast agents

Effective for services furnished after December 31, 2005, HCPCS codes A4644, Supply of low osmolar contrast material (100-199 mgs of iodine), A4645, Supply of low osmolar contrast material (200-299 mgs of iodine), and A4646, Supply of low osmolar contrast material (300-399 mgs of iodine), which represented low osmolar contrast materials, were deleted from the Medicare hospital OPPS. These codes were replaced with the new HCPCS Q codes, which were created in April 2005, but were not recognized for payments in OPPS until January 1, 2006. The replacement codes and their descriptors are listed on the next page. Replacement Q-codes...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to the AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS.


The AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS includes:

  • The official publication for Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers
  • Also specific Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives back to 2001
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information page link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - HCPCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.