HCPCS Code Details - G8939

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8939
Description

Long description:
Pain assessment documented as positive, follow-up plan not documented, documentation the patient is not eligible at the time of the encounter

Short description:
Pain as doc positive, no f/u

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 C - Change in long description of procedure or modifier code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2018
Date added Added Jan 01, 2013
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 G8938 · Bmi is documented as being outside of normal limits, follow-up plan is not documented, documentation the patient is not eligible

  • HCPCS G8509 · Pain assessment documented as positive using a standardized tool, follow-up plan not documented, reason not given

  • HCPCS G8730 · Pain assessment documented as positive using a standardized tool and a follow-up plan is documented

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


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”