HCPCS Code Details - G8973

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8973
Description

Long description:
Most recent hemoglobin (hgb) level < 10 g/dl

Short description:
Mst rcnt hbb < 10g/dl

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 G8973 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 G8972 · One or more high risk factors for thromboembolism or more than one moderate risk factor for thromboembolism

  • HCPCS G0908 · Most recent hemoglobin (hgb) level > 12.0 g/dl

  • HCPCS G0910 · Most recent hemoglobin level <= 12.0 g/dl

  • HCPCS G2089 · Most recent hemoglobin a1c (hba1c) level 7.0 to 9.0%

  • HCPCS G8976 · Most recent hemoglobin (hgb) level >= 10 g/dl

  • HCPCS G8974 · Hemoglobin level measurement 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”