HCPCS Code Details - G8951

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8951
Description

Long description:
Pre-hypertensive or hypertensive blood pressure reading documented, indicated follow-up not documented, documentation the patient is not eligible

Short description:
Pre-htn/htn doc, no pt 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 N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2016
Date added Added Jan 01, 2013
Termination date Dec 31, 2015
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 G8950 · Pre-hypertensive or hypertensive blood pressure reading documented, and the indicated follow-up is documented

  • HCPCS G8952 · Pre-hypertensive or hypertensive blood pressure reading documented, indicated follow-up 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”