AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2003 Issue 4; FOR your INFORMATION

Updated billing instruction for the placement of drug-eluting stents

Effective for services furnished on or after July 1, 2003, CMS is implementing payment under APC 0656, Transcatheter placement of drug eluting coronary stents, for two temporary HCPCS codes that describe drug-eluting stents and their placement. Hospitals may include the charge for the drug-eluting stent in the charge for HCPCS codes G0290 and code G0291. Hospitals may, however, bill separately for the stent using an appropriate revenue code, making certain that the charge for the HCPCS procedure code does not include the charge for the stent. Payment will be made under APC 0656 for the placement of the stents...

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