HCPCS Code Update- 2009
The following list identifies changes to level II Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for 2009.
Added Codes/ Modifiers: New codes and modifiers are effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2009.
Discontinued Codes/Modifiers: Codes or modifiers that are discontinued will continue to be valid for claims with dates of service on or before December 31, 2008, regardless of the date of claim submission. If there is a direct crosswalk for a discontinued code or modifier, it is listed in the table. The crosswalked codes are also “added” codes effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2009.
There is no grace period that would allow submission of the discontinued code for dates of service in 2009.
Narrative Changes: A description change for an existing code or modifier is effective for dates of service on or after January 1, 2009.
The appearance of a code in this list does not necessarily indicate coverage.
To view the full 2009 HCPCS Coding Annual Update article please click the link below: