HCPCS coding is the standard acronym for Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). The system is broken into two subsystems, both designed to help simplify and organize the billions of medical claims that are processed for payment each year in the United States.Who uses HCPCS codes?
HCPCS codes are used for billing Medicare & Medicaid patients — The Healthcare Common Prodecure Coding System (HCPCS) is a collection of codes that represent procedures, supplies, products and services which may be provided to Medicare beneficiaries and to individuals enrolled in private health insurance programs. HCPCS codes...What is the difference between CPT and HCPCS codes?
The HCPCS code system is based on the CPT coding system, but is used for Medicare and Medicade, and maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), whereas CPT codes are maintained by the American Medical Association (AMA). HCPCS codes are divided into Level I codes and Level II codes.