HCPCS Code Details - A0420

2017 HCPCS Level II Code
Transportation Services Including Ambulance, Medical & Surgical Supplies
HCPCS Code A0420
Description

Long description:
Ambulance waiting time (als or bls), one half (1/2) hour increments

Short description:
Ambulance waiting 1/2 hr

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 00 - Physician Fee Schedule And Non-Physician Practitioners - Service not separately priced by part B (e.g., services not covered, bundled, used by Part A only, etc.)
Multiple pricing indicator 9 - Not applicable as HCPCS not priced separately by part B or value is not established
Coverage code I - Not payable by Medicare
BETOS2 code O1A - Ambulance
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service D - Ambulance (eff 04/95)
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2014
Date added Jan 01, 1995
HCPCS Coding Procedures

HCPCS Modifiers

In HCPCS Level II, modifiers are composed of two alpha or alphanumeric characters.

Example: E0260-NU - Hospital bed, semi-electric (head and foot adjustment), with any type side rails, with mattress
NU” identifies the hospital bed as new equipment

See also

  • HCPCS A0398 · Als routine disposable supplies

  • HCPCS A0422 · Ambulance (als or bls) oxygen and oxygen supplies, life sustaining situation


1 Two-digit numeric codes are Level I code modifiers copyrighted© by the American Medical Association's Current Procedural Terminology (CPT).

2 BETOS stands for “Berenson-Eggers Type Of Service”