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...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to the AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS.


The AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS includes:

  • The official publication for Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers
  • Also specific Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives back to 2001
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information page link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - HCPCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.