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Healthcare News: CMS publishes correction file for 2010 HCPCS codes

JustCoding News: Outpatient, January 13, 2010

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CMS published a correction file to the 2010 HCPCS code file December 10, 2009. The corrections include the following code description changes:

  • C8923 (Transthoracic echocardiography with contrast, or without contrast followed by with contrast, real-time with image documentation (2D), includes m-mode recording, when performed, complete, without spectral or color doppler echocardiography)
  • C8924 (Transthoracic echocardiography with contrast, or without contrast followed by with contrast, real-time with image documentation (2D), includes m-mode recording, when performed, follow-up or limited study)
  • C8928 (Transthoracic echocardiography with contrast, or without contrast followed by with contrast, real-time with image documentation (2D), includes m-mode recording, when performed, during rest and cardiovascular stress test using treadmill, bicycle exercise and/or pharmocologically-induced stress, with interpretation and report)
  • L8680 (Implantable neurostimulator electrode, each)

The correction file also includes coverage changes to the following HCPCS codes:

  • S2118 (Metal-on-metal total hip resurfacing, including acetabular and femoral components)
  • S2270 (Insertion of vaginal cylinder for application of radiation source or clinical brachytherapy [report separately in addition to radiation source delivery])
  • S3628 (Placental alpha microglobulin-1 rapid immunoassay for detection of rupture of fetal membranes)
  • S3711 (Circulating tumor cell test)
  • S3860 (Genetic testing, comprehensive cardiac ion channel analysis, for variants in 5 Major cardiac ion channel genes for individuals with high index of suspicion for familial long qt syndrome [LQTS] or related syndromes)
  • S3861 (Genetic testing, sodium channel, voltage-gated, type v, alpha subunit [SCN5A] and variants for suspected brugada syndrome)
  • S3862 (Genetic testing, family-specific ion channel analysis, for blood-relatives of individuals [index case] who have previously tested positive for a genetic variant of a cardiac ion channel syndrome using either one of the above test configurations or confirmed results from another laboratory)
  • S9433 (Medical food nutritionally complete, administered orally, providing 100% of nutritional intake)

Access the CMS Web site to view the corrections file.



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