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First 2020 HCPCS Coding Clinic® Covers Updates, Question Submission, and More

AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS, Volume 20, Number 1, starts off by explaining what sorts of coding questions the newsletter can help with (hint: hospital/facility outpatient reporting), and then gets on with the business of offering information and advice. In addition to articles, this issue includes a For Your Information section listing many CPT® and HCPCS Level II code updates for 2020.


Here's a selection of the news and guidance now available from this issue on TCI SuperCoder's Coding Clinic Connector:


  • Pass-through device codes: C1734, C1824, C1839, C1982, C2596
  • Photodynamic therapy: 31641, 36522, 43229, 67221, 67225, 96567, 96570, 96571, 96573, 96574, J3396, J7308, J7309, J7345, J9600
  • Separately payable drugs and biologicals, 2020: C9054, C9055, J0179, J0642
  • Submitting HCPCS coding questions
  • Telehealth, Medicare, 2020: G2086-G2088
  • Therapy code list, 2020: 90911-90913, 97127, 97129, 97130, G0515
  • Total hip arthroplasty, inpatient-only list, removed: 01214, 27120, 27125, 27130, 27138, C1776


You’ll get your quarterly dose of Q&A in the Ask the Editor section of this first-quarter issue. Search these codes and keywords on TCI SuperCoder's Coding Clinic Connector to get answers:


  • Injection, intrathecal, Spinraza®: 62322, 62323, 96450, J2326
  • Repair, encephalocele, mastoidectomy: 20900, 62121, 69502, 69670
  • Repair, hernia: 49653