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

Description revision of device category code C1767

With the creation of HCPCS code C1820, Generator, neurostimulator (implantable), with rechargeable battery and charging system, CMS determined it was necessary to revise the descriptors of C1767. As of January 1, 2006, the short and long descriptors for HCPCS Code C1767 is recognized as follows: Revised long descriptor: Generator, neurostimulator (implantable), non-rechargeableRevised short descriptor: Generator, neuro non-recharge Please note that the January 1, 2006 OPPS Outpatient Code Editor (OCE) does not contain the revised short descriptor for HCPCS Code C1767. The correct short descriptor can be found in the January 2006 update of OPPS Addendum B, which is located...

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