About HCPCS Medical Coding

The medical coding systems currently used in the United States are ICD-10-CM/PCS and HCPCS (Level I CPT codes and Level II National Codes). The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is used to report hospital outpatient procedures and physician services.

These coding systems serve an important function for physician reimbursement, hospital payments, quality review, benchmarking measurement and the collection of general medical statistical data.

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What is Coding Clinic for HCPCS?

Coding Clinic for HCPCS is the quarterly newsletter published by the American Hospital Association's Central Office on HCPCS. The advice provided in Coding Clinic is the result of a formal cooperative effort between the American Hospital Association (AHA), the American Medical Association (AMA) American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition to these organizations, the Editorial Advisory Board consists of an expert panel of coding professionals representing healthcare facilities.

Published since 2001, Coding Clinic for HCPCS brings the latest official coding information on Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers and certain Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals to coding professionals, auditors, third-party payers, government agencies, and consultants who are interested in and dedicated to improving the accuracy and uniformity of medical coding.