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December 2016 Texas Medicaid Provider Procedures Manual

Section 6: Claims Filing : 6.3 Coding : 6.3.3 Procedure Coding

6.3.3
Texas Medicaid uses the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). HCPCS provides health-care providers and third-party payers a common coding structure that uses codes designed around a five-character numeric or alphanumeric base. The procedure codes are updated annually and quarterly.
HCPCS consists of two levels of codes:
 

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