HCPCS Code Details - P9603

HCPCS Level II Code
Pathology and Laboratory Services
HCPCS Code P9603
Description

Long description:
Travel allowance one way in connection with medically necessary laboratory specimen collection drawn from home bound or nursing home bound patient; prorated miles actually travelled

Short description:
One-way allow prorated miles

HCPCS Modifier1
HCPCS Pricing indicator 22 - Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics - Price established by carriers (e.g., gap-fills, carrier established panels)
Multiple pricing indicator A - Not applicable as HCPCS priced under one methodology
Coverage code D - Special coverage instructions apply
BETOS2 code Y2 - Other - non-Medicare fee schedule
HCPCS Action code N - No maintenance for this code
Type of service 5 - Diagnostic laboratory
Effective date Effective Jan 01, 1992
Date added Added Jan 01, 1987
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 P9072 · Platelets, pheresis, pathogen reduced or rapid bacterial tested, each unit

  • HCPCS P9604 · Travel allowance one way in connection with medically necessary laboratory specimen collection drawn from home bound or nursing home bound patient; prorated trip charge


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”