HCPCS Code Details - G8431

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8431

Long description:
Screening for depression is documented as being positive and a follow-up plan is documented

Short description:
Pos clin depres scrn f/u doc

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 00 - Physician Fee Schedule And Non-Physician Practitioners - Service not separately priced by part B (e.g., services not covered, bundled, used by Part A only, etc.)
Multiple pricing indicator 9 - Not applicable as HCPCS not priced separately by part B or value is not established
Coverage code C - Carrier judgment
BETOS2 code M5D - Specialist - other
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2017
Date added Added Jan 01, 2008
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 G8430 · Documentation of a medical reason(s) for not documenting, updating, or reviewing the patient's current medications list (e.g., patient is in an urgent or emergent medical situation)

  • HCPCS G8433 · Screening for depression not completed, documented patient or medical reason

  • HCPCS G8510 · Screening for depression is documented as negative, a follow-up plan is not required

  • HCPCS G8511 · Screening for depression documented as positive, follow-up plan not documented, reason not given

  • HCPCS G8940 · Screening for depression documented as positive, a follow-up plan not completed, documented reason

  • HCPCS G8432 · Depression screening not documented, reason not given

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”