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Confused About How to Report Unclassified Drugs? Latest Coding Clinic Guides the Way

AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS, Vol. 17, No. 1, guides you on how to appropriately report drugs and substances for which there is not a valid HCPCS code. The issue gives you a better understanding of how to report “unclassified” codes.

Plus, the latest issue updates your knowledge of new PLA (Proprietary Laboratory Analyses) codes, modifier FX, argus retinal prostheses, and new modifier CT. To find the help you need, search for these codes and keywords on SuperCoder’s code and keyword search:


  • Argus Retinal Prosthesis: C1841-C1842
  • Modifier CT: 70450-70498, 71250- 71275, 72125-72133, 72191-72194, 73200-73206, 73700-73706, 74150-74178, 74261-74263, 75571-75574
  • New Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals and New Contrast Agents: A9597- A9599, A9698, C9399, J3490
  • Proprietary Laboratory Analyses: 0001U-0003U
  • Unclassified Drugs and Biologicals: A9597-A9599, A9698-A9700, C9399, J3357, J3490, J3590, J7999
  • Use Of Modifier FX.


The latest Coding Clinic® also includes its targeted Ask the Editor section, providing answers for specific scenarios and news for reporting HCPCS and CPT® codes for excision of breast capsule, talar dome lesion, tibial osteotomy, and many more.

  • Axilla Soft Tissue Excision: 21555-21558, 23071-23076, 24075-24079
  • Endometrial Implant Ablation: 49203-49205
  • Excision of Breast Capsule: 19371, 21501
  • Methotrexate Intramuscular Administration: 96372, 96401-96549
  • Talar Dome Lesion: 27635
  • Tibial Osteotomy: 27457, 0232T
  •  Xen Glaucoma Treatment System: 0449T, 0450T, C1783.