HCPCS Code Details - G8861

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8861
Description

Long description:
Within the past 2 years, central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (dxa) ordered and documented, review of systems and medication history or pharmacologic therapy (other than minerals/vitamins) for osteoporosis prescribed

Short description:
Dxa ordered for osteo

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 D - Discontinue procedure or modifier code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2020
Date added Added Jan 01, 2012
Termination date Dec 31, 2019
HCPCS Coding Procedures
  HCPCS Code G8861 has been discontinued effective Jan 01, 2020.

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 G8860 · Patients who have received dose of corticosteroids greater than or equal to 10mg/day for 60 or greater consecutive days

  • HCPCS G2119 · Within the past 2 years, calcium and/or vitamin d optimization has been ordered or performed

  • HCPCS G2120 · Within the past 2 years, calcium and/or vitamin d optimization has not been ordered or performed

  • HCPCS G9471 · Within the past 2 years, central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (dxa) not ordered or documented

  • HCPCS G9472 · Within the past 2 years, central dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (dxa) not ordered and documented, no review of systems and no medication history or pharmacologic therapy (other than minerals/vitamins) for osteoporosis prescribed

  • HCPCS G8862 · Patients not receiving corticosteroids greater than or equal to 10mg/day for 60 or greater consecutive days


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”