AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 6 (June)

Deletion of the HCFA HCPCS Codes A9160, A9170, and A9190 and the GX Modifier, and Replacement with New Codes and Modifiers; Status Change to HCPCS Cod

June 2001 pages 8-9 Coding Update Deletion of the HCFA HCPCS Codes A9160, A9170, and A9190 and the GX Modifier, and Replacement with New Codes and Modifiers; Status Change to HCPCS Code A9270 To allow providers and suppliers to bill Medicare in order to get denials for secondary payers for noncovered items and services, the following coding changes will become effective January 01, 2002: Deleted Codes A9160 - Non-covered service by podiatrist A9170 - Non-covered service by chiropractor A9190 - Personal comfort item, (non-covered by Medicare statute) Deleted Modifier GX - Service not covered by Medicare Status Changed to...

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