Friday, October 29, 2010

HCPCS codes require a narrative description on shaded portion of cms 1500 -24

Paper Claims – Instructions and Examples of Supplemental Information in Item 24:

Important Note: All unspecified Procedure or HCPCS codes require a narrative description be reported in the shaded portion of field 24. The shaded area of lines 1 through 6 allow for the entry of 61 characters from the beginning of 24A to the end of 24G.

The following are types of supplemental information that can be entered in the shaded lines of Item Number 24:

• Anesthesia duration in hours and/or minutes with start and end times
• Narrative description of unspecified codes
• National Drug Codes (NDC) for drugs
• Vendor Product Number – Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC)
* Product Number Health Care Uniform Code council

• Contract rate

The fowing qualifiers are to be when reporting these service

7 Anesthesia information
ZZ Narrative description of uns
N4 National Drug Codes
VP Vendor Product Number Health Industry Business Communications Council (HIBCC)

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