AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2002 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

New HCPCS G-codes for 2002

Several new G-codes (G0245-G0250) were created to implement payment for newly covered Medicare services due to national determinations. As a result of national coverage policies, G-codes G0AAA-G0DDD were also created and become effective October 1, 2002. These new codes were created to accurately describe the services covered, to ensure they were reported correctly, to track their utilization, and to establish payment. Please note: Under the outpatient prospective payment services (OPPS), code G0250 is not payable, because it is a professional service provided by a physician. Code G0EEE, Intravenous infusion(s) during separately payable observation stay, was created to describe infusion...

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