HCPCS Level II codes are also a standardized coding system that is used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the CPT codes, such as Ambulance services and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) when used outside a physician’s office.
The development and use of level II HCPCS codes began in the 1980’s since Medicare and other insurers cover a variety of services, supplies, and equipment that are not identified by CPT codes, the level II HCPCS codes were established for submitting claims for these items.
List With HCPCS Level II Codes
Normally the HCPCS Level II codes are referred to as alpha-numeric codes because they consist of a single alphabetical letter followed by 4 numeric digits. The sequence of the HCPCS Level II Codes are listed below.
Description of A Codes: Transportation services, including ambulance, chiropractic services, medical and surgical supplies, and miscellaneous
Description of B Codes: Enteral and parenteral therapy
Description of C Codes: Hospital outpatient PPS codes
Description of D Codes: Dental Procedures
Description of E Codes: Durable medical equipment
Description of G Codes: Temporary procedures / professional services
Description of H Codes: Alcohol and drug abuse treatment services
Description of J Codes: Drugs administered including oral and chemotherapy drugs
Description of K Codes: Durable medical equipment prosthetics, orthotics, supplies and dressings
Description of L Codes: Orthotic and prosthetic procedures, devices
Description of M Codes: Medical services
Description of P Codes: Pathology and laboratory services
Description of Q Codes: Miscellaneous services (temporary codes)
Description of R Codes: Radiology services
Description of S Codes: Temporary national codes
Description of T Codes: State Medicaid Agency Codes
Description of V Codes: Vision, hearing, and speech- language pathology services
Reference for the List With HCPCS Level II Codes: http://www.cms.hhs.gov/HCPCSReleaseCodeSets/Downloads/INDEX2009.pdf