HCPCS Code Details - G9621

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G9621
Description

Long description:
Patient identified as an unhealthy alcohol user when screened for unhealthy alcohol use using a systematic screening method and received brief counseling

Short description:
Scr unheal etoh w/counsel

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 Z2 - Undefined codes
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2016
Date added Added Jan 01, 2016
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 G9620 · Patient not screened for uterine malignancy, or those that have not had an ultrasound and/or endometrial sampling of any kind, reason not given

  • HCPCS G2196 · Patient identified as an unhealthy alcohol user when screened for unhealthy alcohol use using a systematic screening method

  • HCPCS G2200 · Patient identified as an unhealthy alcohol user received brief counseling

  • HCPCS G9906 · Patient identified as a tobacco user received tobacco cessation intervention (counseling and/or pharmacotherapy)

  • HCPCS G9908 · Patient identified as tobacco user did not receive tobacco cessation intervention (counseling and/or pharmacotherapy), reason not given

  • HCPCS G9622 · Patient not identified as an unhealthy alcohol user when screened for unhealthy alcohol use using a systematic screening method


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”