HCPCS Code Details - G9996

HCPCS Level II Code
Procedures/Professional Services (Temporary Codes)
HCPCS Code G9996
Description

Long description:
Documentation stating the patient has received or is currently receiving palliative or hospice care

Short description:
Doc pt pal or hospice

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, 2022
Date added Added Jan 01, 2022
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 G9995 · Patients who use palliative care services any time during the measurement period

  • HCPCS G9717 · Documentation stating the patient has had a diagnosis of depression or has had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder

  • HCPCS G9997 · Documentation of patient pregnancy anytime during the measurement period prior to and including the current encounter


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”