AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2004 Issue 2; FOR your INFORMATION

New technology service APCs under the OPPS

The following services are assigned for payment in new technology service APCs under the OPPS outpatient code editor (OCE), version 5.1, effective April 1, 2004. HCPCSEffective dateSIAPCShort descriptorLong descriptorPayment rateMinimum unadjusted copaymentC9712* 04/01/04 S 1506 Insert pH capsule, GERD Insertion of pH capsule for measurement and monitoring of gastroesophageal reflux disease, includes data collection and interpretation $450.00 $90.00 C9713 04/01/04 S 1525 Non-contact laser vap prosta Non-contact laser vaporization of prostate, including coagulation control of intraoperative and post-operative bleeding $3,750.00 $750.00 C9714 04/01/04 S 1523 Breast inters rad tx, immed Placement of balloon...

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