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Subdivision 1 California Medical Assistance Program Chapter 3 Health Care Services Article 2 Definitions Health Care Financing Administration's Common Procedure Coding System   

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Health Care Financing Administration's Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) means a coded listing and description of health care services and items prepared and updated annually by theU.S. Health Care Financing Administration. HCPCS consists of the Physicians' Current Procedural Terminology (CPT), published by the American Medical Association, and other codes and descriptions authorized by the Health Care Financing Administration to describe services and items not contained in the CPT. HCPCS is used by all Medicare and Medicaid Programs nationwide to identify and describe covered benefits under their respective programs. To the extent not elsewhere adopted in these regulations, HCPCS, and each of its subsequent updates, is herein incorporated by reference into these regulations.

EDITORIAL NOTE: Pursuant to the provisions of Title 1 of the California Administrative Code, Section 20, this regulation is not printed in full herein. The Health Care Financing Administration's Common Procedure Coding System, and each of its annual updates, may be examined at the Department of Health Services, Benefits Branch, 714 P Street, Sacramento. It is published in two separate documents. Copies of the HCPCS Level II Code Book can be purchased from St. Anthony Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 96561, Washington, DC 20090. Copies of the CPT can be purchased from the American Medical Association by calling 800-621-8335.

Authority cited:

Welfare and Institutions Code 10725

Welfare and Institutions Code 14105

Welfare and Institutions Code 14124.5


42 CFR 433.123

(Amended by Register 98, No. 2)