AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2001 Issue 3; FOR your INFORMATION

Recent important name changes

In a move to reform and strengthen the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) operations, Secretary Thompson unveiled the new name for HCFA as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). HCFA’s Common Procedure Coding System acronym (HCPCS) has also undergone a name change. It is now known as the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). The new Web address for CMS is http://www.cms.hhs.gov. However, the old Web address (www.hcfa. gov) is still in existence. Although both Web sites are accessible now, eventually CMS will cancel the old Web site and only the new...

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