AMA CPT® Assistant - 2003 Issue 3 (March)

OPPS Reporting Part III - HCPCS Supply Codes (March 2003)

March 2003 pages 9-19 Coding Communication:OPPS Reporting Part III - HCPCS Supply Codes In this month's multipart article, further discussion addresses the use of HCPCS Level II codes describing a drug, device, or other supply item, eligible for separate reporting under Medicare's Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). As you know, the CPT surgery section guidelines do not include listings of codes/procedures for which it is appropriate to report supply items (eg, surgical trays) separately. Reimbursement of those supplies and materials required to perform the procedure is a specific reimbursement issue, which varies from one fiscal intermediary to another. Centers...

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