HCPCS Code Details - G8971

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8971

Long description:
Warfarin or another oral anticoagulant that is fda approved not prescribed, reason not given

Short description:
Warfrn or othr antcog no rx

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, 2018
Date added Added Jan 01, 2013
Termination date Dec 31, 2017
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 G8970 · No risk factors or one moderate risk factor for thromboembolism

  • HCPCS G8967 · Warfarin or another fda approved oral anticoagulant is prescribed

  • HCPCS G9928 · Warfarin or another fda-approved anticoagulant not prescribed, reason not given

  • HCPCS G8972 · One or more high risk factors for thromboembolism or more than one moderate risk factor for thromboembolism

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”