HCPCS Code Details - G8960

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8960
Description

Long description:
Clinician treating major depressive disorder did not communicate to clinician treating comorbid condition, reason not given

Short description:
Clin tx mdd not comm

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, 2021
Date added Added Jan 01, 2013
Termination date Dec 31, 2020
HCPCS Coding Procedures
  HCPCS Code G8960 has been discontinued effective Jan 01, 2021.

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 G8959 · Clinician treating major depressive disorder communicates to clinician treating comorbid condition

  • HCPCS G9232 · Clinician treating major depressive disorder did not communicate to clinician treating comorbid condition for specified patient reason (e.g., patient is unable to communicate the diagnosis of a comorbid condition; the patient is unwilling to communicate the diagnosis of a comorbid condition; or the patient is unaware of the comorbid condition, or any other specified patient reason)

  • HCPCS G8961 · Cardiac stress imaging test primarily performed on low-risk surgery patient for preoperative evaluation within 30 days preceding this surgery


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”