AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2003 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

Extension of HCPCS Level III codes

The use of HCPCS Level III (local codes) has been extended until December 31, 2003. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid has determined that the term, HCPCS Level III codes, as used in the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Child Health Insurance Programs (S-CHIP) Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) provision, applies to both the codes that Medicare has approved for local contractor use and to the local codes that state Medicaid agencies and SCHIP programs have developed and used for their own purposes. Therefore, the facilities may continue to use local codes on services provided through December 31, 2003...

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