Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) is a set of standardized codes used for billing Medicare, Medicaid, and other health insurance programs for healthcare services and procedures. It consists of two levels of codes: Level I codes, which are identical to the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes and are used for physician and outpatient services, and Level II codes, which are used primarily for products, supplies, and non-physician services not covered by CPT codes.

HCPCS codes are essential for accurate billing and reimbursement in healthcare, as they help identify specific services and supplies provided to patients. These codes are used by healthcare providers, suppliers, payers, and insurers to facilitate accurate and consistent communication about medical services and products.