HCPCS Code Details - G9946

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G9946
Description

Long description:
Back pain was not measured by the visual analog scale (vas) within three months preoperatively and at one year (9 to 15 months) postoperatively

Short description:
Bk pn nt msr vas pre-pst 1y

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 A - Add procedure or modifier code
Type of service 1 - Medical care
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 2018
Date added Added Jan 01, 2018
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 G9945 · Patient had cancer, fracture or infection related to the lumbar spine or patient had idiopathic or congenital scoliosis

  • HCPCS G9941 · Back pain was measured by the visual analog scale (vas) within three months preoperatively and at three months (6 - 20 weeks) postoperatively

  • HCPCS G9943 · Back pain was not measured by the visual analog scale (vas) within three months preoperatively and at three months ( 6 - 20 weeks) postoperatively

  • HCPCS G9944 · Back pain was measured by the visual analog scale (vas) within three months preoperatively and at one year (9 to 15 months) postoperatively

  • HCPCS G9947 · Leg pain was measured by the visual analog scale (vas) within three months preoperatively and at three months (6 to 20 weeks) postoperatively


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”