AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2013 Issue 2; For Your Information

New HCPCS C codes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have posted two new HCPCS procedure C codes for reporting under the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS). These new HCPCS C codes became effective on April 1, 2013. HCPCS codeEffective dateLong descriptor*C9734 4/01/2013 Focused ultrasound ablation/therapeutic intervention, other than uterine leiomyomata, with or without magnetic resonance (MR) guidance C9735 4/01/2013 Anoscopy; with directed submucosal injection(s), any substance * Please note: Effective July 2013, the words “or, without” will be removed from the long descriptor for HCPCS code C9734. ...

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