2015 HCPCS local coverage determination changes

First Coast Service Options Inc. has revised local coverage determinations (LCDs) impacted by the 2015 Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) annual update. Procedure codes have been added, revised, replaced and deleted accordingly: LCD Title Changes Allergy Testing Descriptor change for CPT® code 84600 Deleted HCPCS codes G0461 and G0462 Added CPT® codes 88341, 88342, ... Read More

Noncovered services — revision to the Part B LCD

The Medical Policy & Procedures Department evaluated the following services and determined that they are not considered medically reasonable and necessary at this time based on current available published evidence (e.g., peer-reviewed medical literature, and published studies). Therefore, the following procedure codes have been added to the Noncovered Services local coverage determination (LCD). After a ... Read More

CPT CODE G0105, G0121 Medicare update

Anesthesia Furnished in Conjunction with Colonoscopy  Section 4104 of the Affordable Care Act defined the term “preventive services” to include “colorectal cancer screening tests” and as a result it waives any coinsurance that would otherwise apply under Section 1833(a)(1) of the Act for screening colonoscopies. In addition, the Affordable Care Act amended Section 1833(b)(1) of ... Read More