HCPCS Code Details - A9517

HCPCS Level II Code
Transportation Services Including Ambulance, Medical & Surgical Supplies
HCPCS Code A9517

Long description:
Iodine i-131 sodium iodide capsule(s), therapeutic, per millicurie

Short description:
I131 iodide cap, rx

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 57 - Other carrier priced
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Coverage code C - Carrier judgment
BETOS2 code I1E - Standard imaging - nuclear medicine
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service 6 - Therapeutic radiology
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2006
Date added Added Jan 01, 2003
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 A9516 · Iodine i-123 sodium iodide, diagnostic, per 100 microcuries, up to 999 microcuries

  • HCPCS A9528 · Iodine i-131 sodium iodide capsule(s), diagnostic, per millicurie

  • HCPCS A9529 · Iodine i-131 sodium iodide solution, diagnostic, per millicurie

  • HCPCS A9530 · Iodine i-131 sodium iodide solution, therapeutic, per millicurie

  • HCPCS A9531 · Iodine i-131 sodium iodide, diagnostic, per microcurie (up to 100 microcuries)

  • HCPCS A9520 · Technetium tc-99m tilmanocept, diagnostic, up to 0.5 millicuries

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”