HCPCS Code Details - G8996

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G8996

Long description:
Swallowing functional limitation, current status at therapy episode outset and at reporting intervals

Short description:
Swallow current status

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 M5D - Specialist - other
HCPCS Action code D - Discontinue procedure or modifier code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2020
Date added Added Jan 01, 2013
Termination date Dec 31, 2019
HCPCS Coding Procedures
  HCPCS Code G8996 has been discontinued effective Jan 01, 2020.

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 G8995 · Other physical or occupational therapy subsequent functional limitation, discharge status, at discharge from therapy or to end reporting

  • HCPCS G8997 · Swallowing functional limitation, projected goal status, at therapy episode outset, at reporting intervals, and at discharge or to end reporting

  • HCPCS G8998 · Swallowing functional limitation, discharge status, at discharge from therapy or to end reporting

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”