HCPCS Code Details - A0429

2017 HCPCS Level II Code
Transportation Services Including Ambulance, Medical & Surgical Supplies
HCPCS Code A0429
Description

Long description:
Ambulance service, basic life support, emergency transport (bls-emergency)

Short description:
Bls-emergency

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 52 - Reasonable charge
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Coverage code C - Carrier judgment
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, 2001
Date added Jan 01, 2001
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 A0428 · Ambulance service, basic life support, non-emergency transport, (bls)

  • HCPCS A0430 · Ambulance service, conventional air services, transport, one way (fixed wing)


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”