There appears to be an unidentified CMS issue with the recent HCPCS file deletions. Addendum B lists G6030 through G6058 as deleted. At the time of this writing (Nov 16, 2015), the CMS file does not show these codes as deleted.
Based on the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule Public Meeting minutes, Craneware coding researchers were able to find the following:
After further consideration of this issue, several meetings with the public, and in consultation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Office of National Drug Control Policy, we are proposing to modify that policy as follows:
- Delete the following G- codes:
- G6030 through G6058 (28 codes)
- Continue to not recognize the following CPT codes:
- 80300 through 80377 (64 codes)
- Create two G-codes to be priced at this meeting: GXXX1, GXXX2
- GXXX1, GXXX2
The two new G codes are currently nowhere to be found in Addendum B or the 2016 HCPCS file which makes replacements a little tough, and we aren’t finding anything in the final rules (OPPS or Physician) that provides the two new G codes.