HCPCS Code Details - G9279

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G9279
Description

Long description:
Pneumococcal screening performed and documentation of vaccination received prior to discharge

Short description:
Pne scrn done doc vac done

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, 2014
Date added Added Jan 01, 2014
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 G9278 · Documentation that the patient is not on daily aspirin or anti-platelet regimen

  • HCPCS G9280 · Pneumococcal vaccination not administered prior to discharge, reason not specified


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”