Medical Billing concept - POS list 1

What is POS

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) will become effective October 16, 2003, for all covered entities. Medicare is a covered entity under HIPAA.

The final rule, "Health Insurance Reform: Standards for Electronic Transactions," published in the Federal Register, August 17, 2000, adopts the standards to be used under HIPAA and names the implementation guides to be used for these standards. The ASC X12N 837 professional is the standard to be used for transmitting health care claims electronically, and its implementation guide requires the use of POS codes from the National POS code set, currently maintained by CMS.

As a covered entity, Medicare must use the POS codes from the National POS code set for processing its electronically submitted claims. Medicare must also recognize as valid POS codes from the POS code set when these codes appear on such a claim.

National POS Code Set
The following is the current National POS code set, with facility and non-facility designations noted for Medicare payment for services on the Physician Fee Schedule:
01-02 Unassigned
A facility whose primary purpose is education.
04/Homeless Shelter.

A facility or location whose primary purpose is to provide temporary housing to homeless individuals (e.g., emergency shelters, individual or family shelters).
*05 Indian Health Service Free-standing Facility

A facility or location, owned and operated by the Indian Health Service, which provides diagnostic, therapeutic (surgical and non-surgical), and rehabilitation services to American Indians and Alaska Natives who do not require hospitalization.

Location, other than a hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF), military treatment facility, community health center, State or local public health clinic, or intermediate care facility (ICF), where the health professional routinely provides health examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of illness or injury on an ambulatory basis.

Location, other than a hospital or other facility, where the patient receives care in a private residence.
*13/Assisted Living Facility

Congregate residential facility with self-contained living units providing assessment of each resident’s needs and on-site support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, with the capacity to deliver or arrange for services including some health care and other services.
*14/Group Home

Congregate residential foster care setting for children and adolescents in state custody that provides some social, health care, and educational support services and that promotes rehabilitation and reintegration of residents into the community.
15/Mobile Unit

A facility/unit that moves from place-to-place equipped to provide preventive, screening, diagnostic, and/or treatment services. .
16-19/Unassigned -
20/Urgent Care Facility

Location, distinct from a hospital emergency room, an office, or a clinic, whose purpose is to diagnose and treat illness or injury for unscheduled, ambulatory patients seeking immediate medical attention.

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