The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) was created by Medicare in 1983 by Medicare and it is a requirement when reporting services and procedures for payment.
Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System
(Level I- numeric) (Level II- alphanumeric)
Level I Modifiers
Level II Modifiers
Level I of the HCPCS is primarily for the procedures that are provided to patients and is comprised of a numeric coding system known as CPT (Current Procedural Terminology). These codes do not include codes which are needed to separately report medical items /services which are frequently billed by suppliers, other than physicians. CPT codes are 5 numeric digits.
Level II of the HCPCS is a standardized coding system that is used primarily to identify the products, supplies, medications, and services which not included in the CPT codes. They include codes for ambulance services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) when they are used outside of a physician's office. Level II HCPCS codes are a letter followed by 4 numeric digits.