AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2013 Issue 4; FOR YOUR INFORMATION

New HCPCS C-codes

The Center for Medicare & Medicare Services (CMS) has created a new set of HCPCS C-codes that parallel the current set of skin substitute application CPT codes to be reported for the application low-cost skin substitutes. The new HCPCS C codes listed in the table below will be effective Jan. 1, 2014. Further information on the high-cost skin substitute procedure codes can be found in Table 14 of the CY 2014 OPPS/ASC final rule that was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 10, 2013. HCPCS CodeHCPCS Long descriptorC5271 Application of low cost skin substitute graft to trunk, arms...

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