Go Online To The Internet Links On Page 294 And 295of Your Textbook Access The C

  1. Go online to the Internet links on page 294 and 295 of your textbook.
  2. Access the CMS web site and review the decision tree to implement a HCPCS code at: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/MedHCPCSGenInfo/Downloads/HCPCS_Decision_Tree_and_Definitions.pdf
  3. Go to the main CMS web site at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ and do search for: 2017 HCPCS codes.
  4. Post a statement about the addition of new HCPCS codes, and their usage. Some comments could include things like:How difficult or easy do you think it is to get a HCPCS code into usage.
  5. How long does it take to add a new HCPCS?
  6. Why would you add a new HCPCS?
  7. Could a HCPCS code for one year become a CPT code next year?
  8. Do HCPCS codes ever get deleted? Why or why not?