HCPCS Code Details - G8844

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8844

Long description:
Apnea hypopnea index (ahi) or respiratory disturbance index (rdi) not measured at the time of initial diagnosis, reason not given

Short description:
No ahi or rdi initial dx

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 M5B - Specialist - psychiatry
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2013
Date added Added Jan 01, 2012
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 G8843 · Documentation of reason(s) for not measuring an apnea hypopnea index (ahi) or a respiratory disturbance index (rdi) at the time of initial diagnosis (e.g., psychiatric disease, dementia, patient declined, financial, insurance coverage, test ordered but not yet completed)

  • HCPCS G8842 · Apnea hypopnea index (ahi) or respiratory disturbance index (rdi) measured at the time of initial diagnosis

  • HCPCS G8845 · Positive airway pressure therapy prescribed

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”