HCPCS Code Details - B4178

HCPCS Level II Code
Enteral and Parenteral Therapy
HCPCS Code B4178

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
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2002
Date added 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”