They represent items, supplies and non-physician services not covered by CPT-4 codes (Level I).
Level II codes are composed of a single letter in the range A to V, followed by 4 digits.
Initially, facilities voluntarily used HCPCS codes, but with the implementation of HIPAA in 1996, facilities began to report HCPCS for transaction codes.
HCPCS has its own coding guidelines and works hand in hand with CPT.
This invaluable, go-to resource also includes a HCPCS coding procedures tutorial and a bonus fold-out cover with 2017 HCPCS modifiers!That might sound a little confusing, so let’s take a step back.HCPCS was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for the same reasons that the AMA developed CPT: for reporting medical procedures and services. In that year, however, the government passed the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA.Be sure to register separately for each individual meeting date you wish to attend.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is pleased to announce the release of 2017 Guidelines for Participation [PDF, 81KB] in Public Meetings for all new Public Requests for revisions to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS).