HCPCS Code Details - B4178

2017 HCPCS Level II Code
Enteral and Parenteral Therapy
HCPCS Code B4178
Description

Long description:
Parenteral nutrition solution: amino acid, greater than 8.5% (500 ml = 1 unit) - home mix

Short description:
Parenteral sol amino acid >

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 39 - Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Coverage code D - Special coverage instructions apply
BETOS2 code O1C - Enteral and parenteral
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service E - Enteral/parenteral nutrients/supplies (eff 04/95)
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2002
Date added Jan 01, 1988
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 B4176 · Parenteral nutrition solution; amino acid, 7% through 8.5%, (500 ml = 1 unit) - home mix

  • HCPCS B4164 · Parenteral nutrition solution: carbohydrates (dextrose), 50% or less (500 ml = 1 unit) - home mix

  • HCPCS B4180 · Parenteral nutrition solution; carbohydrates (dextrose), greater than 50% (500 ml = 1 unit) - home mix


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”