Tag: G Codes


HCPCS Level II Code Update for January 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented its proposal to introduce codes for the collection of Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). The latest update for the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level II, applicable from January 2024, is now accessible on the CMS website. This update comprises significant alterations, including the […]
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Focus on G Codes for Medicare

Code professional services like a pro to maximize reimbursement in 2021. The first quarter update to the HCPCS Level II code set includes 83 new codes, 76 revised codes, and 174 deleted codes. The majority of movement in the HCPCS Level II update for 2021 involves the G codes, Procedures & Professional Services. The Centers […]
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Coding Mammograms

Medicare Retires G Codes for Mammograms

Ensure that your practice’s medical coding for preventive screening mammograms aligns with the most recent guidelines during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Coding Mammograms for Medicare The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now acknowledges the CPT® mammogram codes, aligning with industry standards. This streamlines the process for coders to accurately document mammogram […]
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Hospitals Urge CMS To Eliminate ‘Temporary CPT Codes’ For Non-physician Services

The American Hospital Association is calling on CMS to eliminate some “temporary CPT codes” to ensure that coding and documentation requirements are consistent for outpatient billing. Hospitals use healthcare procedure coding system level 2 codes primarily to bill for products, supplies and services not included in current procedural terminology codes, according to CMS. This includes billing […]
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Advanced Imaging Claims Require New Modifiers and G Codes

January 1, 2020, marks the start of the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) program educational and operations testing period, at which time Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) will begin accepting AUC-related modifiers on claims for advanced diagnostic imaging services furnished to Medicare Part B patients. The voluntary participation period ends December 31, 2019. Know AUC Program Requirements […]
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