AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2015 Issue 4; For your information

A new HCPCS code for the reporting of procedures utilizing bulking agents

Bulking agents are space-filling substances utilized to increase tissue bulk and may be composed of materials such as (i.e., synthetic material, bovine collagen, or autologous substances). In the past, the use of bulking agents/spacer was reported with the unlisted CPT code 45999, Unlisted procedure, rectum. Since, October 1, 2015, for facility reporting under the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS), HCPCS code C9743, Injection/implantation of bulking or spacer material (any type) with or without image guidance (not to be used if a more specific code applies), is reported for the implantation of bulking or spacer material when utilized for...

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