AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2007 Issue 1; FOR your INFORMATION

A new “special” category for packaged services

CMS has created a new category of packaged codes, referred to as “special” packaged codes. These codes are being utilized in outpatient hospital settings when the hospital provides no other separately payable services under the OPPS on a claim for the same date of service. Additional information regarding the usage of “special” packaged codes can be found in Transmittal 1139. A listing of the “special” packaged codes that will be utilized in the new category for packaged codes created by CMS for calendar year (CY) 2007 can be found in Table 5 on page 14. Table...

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