HCPCS Code Details - A9531

HCPCS Level II Code
Transportation Services Including Ambulance, Medical & Surgical Supplies
HCPCS Code A9531

Long description:
Iodine i-131 sodium iodide, diagnostic, per microcurie (up to 100 microcuries)

Short description:
I131 max 100uci

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 4 - Diagnostic radiology
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2006
Date added Added Jan 01, 2004
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 A9517 · Iodine i-131 sodium iodide capsule(s), therapeutic, per millicurie

  • 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 A9532 · Iodine i-125 serum albumin, diagnostic, per 5 microcuries

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”