AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2006 Issue 4

Device-related code edits

For calendar year (CY) 2004, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reactivated the use of device C-codes. In CY 2005, reporting of device codes was made mandatory where an appropriate code existed to identify a device used. Also in CY 2005, HCPCS code edits were implemented to ensure that charges for devices used in device-dependent APC procedures were completely reported. The device code edits were implemented in two phases. The first set of device edits were implemented on April 1, 2005 and the remaining set on October 1, 2005. However, since many services and procedures performed do...

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