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Additional Procedural Codes for Exclusion from the OAS CAHPS Survey

Aug 10

Written by:
8/10/2017 10:38 AM  RssIcon

Appendix Q (Excluded Procedural Codes) of the OAS CAHPS Survey Protocols and Guidelines Manual, Version 1.3 lists CPT codes[1] that fall within the range for Codes for Surgery but are not considered to be eligible for the OAS CAHPS Survey. Since the Protocols and Guidelines Manual, Version 1.3 was posted last year, 15 additional CPT codes have been approved by CMS for exclusion from OAS CAHPS. This list includes the 13 CPT codes that were approved by CMS for exclusion from OAS CAHPS and announced as such on June 23, 2017 (linked here), and 2 newly added CPT codes for exclusion – 36591 and 36592 – which are shown in red in the last table below. 

Effective immediately, OAS CAHPS Survey vendors should consider the following CPT codes ineligible for this survey.

Category
20000–29999: Musculoskeletal System

29130

Application of finger splint; static

29131

Application of finger splint; dynamic

29583

Application of multilayer compression system; upper arm and forearm

29584

Application of multilayer compression system; upper arm, forearm, hand, and fingers

29700

Removal or bivavling; gauntlet, boot or body cast

29705

Removal or bivavling; full arm or full leg cast

29710

Removal or bivavling; shoulder or hip spica, Minerva, or Risser jacket, etc.

29715

Removal or bivavling; turnbuckle jacket

29720

Repair of spica, body cast or jacket

29730

Windowing of cast

29740

Wedging of cast (except clubfoot casts)

29750

Wedging of clubfoot cast

29799

Unlisted procedure, casting or strapping

Category
33010–37799: Cardiovascular System

36430

Transfusion of blood components

36591

Collection of blood specimen from a completely implantable venous access device

36592

Collection of blood specimen using established central or peripheral catheter, venous, not otherwise specified

Additional CPT codes within the eligible range may also be excluded in the future. To request additional exclusions, vendors must submit an Exceptions Request Form (ERF) to request specific the codes to be considered for exclusion.

Appendix Q will be updated with the next edition of the OAS CAHPS Survey Protocols and Guidelines Manual. Please contact the OAS CAHPS Survey Coordination Team via e-mail at oascahps@rti.org or call toll-free (866) 590-7468 if you have any questions.

[1] CPT only copyright 2015 American Medical Association. All rights reserved.