Health Information Management

Tip: Review codes that are now packaged

APCs Insider, May 24, 2013

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As part of the April update to the I/OCE, CMS changed the status of the following codes from E (not paid under OPPS) to N (items and services packaged into APC rates):

  • L8680, implantable neurostimulator electrode, each
  • L8682, implantable neurostimulator radiofrequency receiver
  • L8685, implantable neurostimulator pulse generator, single array, rechargeable, includes extension
  • L8686, implantable neurostimulator pulse generator, single array, non-rechargeable, includes extension
  • L8687, implantable neurostimulator pulse generator, dual array, rechargeable, includes extension
  • L8688, implantable neurostimulator pulse generator, dual array, non-rechargeable, includes extension
These changes are retroactive to January 1, 2013.
 
 
The tip is adapted from “New molecular pathology coding still complex” in the April Briefings on APCs



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