January 27, 2012
CMS Announces 5010 Changes for Non-Specific Procedure Codes
CMS announces that anesthesia codes that include the phrase “not otherwise specified” in their code descriptors (procedure codes 00100 through 01996) do not meet the criteria of a non-specified procedure code and do not require a description to be supplied in the SV101-7/SV202-7 data elements.
Anesthesia procedure code 01999, “Unlisted anesthesia procedure(s)” meets the requirements of a non-specified code and continues to require additional information to be supplied in the SV101-7 data element.
A full listing of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) codes are available here.
For more information about Medicare Version 5010 and D.O. please click here.