A few questions about HCPCS domains assignment have been flying around recently. I'm suggesting starting a new thread for all the related question.
Here's current assignment for starters:
The main domain is ‘Procedure’, but we also introduce others:
B codes between B4000-B9999 coding ‘Enteral and Parenteral Therapy’ (example ‘HCPCS Code |B4081| Nasogastric tubing with stylet’)
E codes between E0100-E9999 coding ‘Durable Medical Equipment’ (example ‘HCPCS Code |E0607| Home blood glucose monitor ‘)
K codes between K0000-K9999 coding ‘Durable medical equipment (DME) Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) (example ‘HCPCS Code |K0007|Extra heavy duty wheelchair‘)
L codes between L0000-L9999 coding ‘Orthotic Procedures and services’ and ‘Prosthetic Procedures’ (example ‘HCPCS Code |L3208| Surgical boot, each, infant‘)
Additionally, we define as Devices radiopharmaceuticals, supplies, blood products etc.
Lab tests, diagnostic studies (example HCPCS Code |S3630|Eosinophil count, blood, direct).If code represents a panel/set of tests where the result can’t be stored as a single answer, we assign them domain ‘Observation’.
J codes between J0100-J9999 coding ‘Drugs Administered Other than Oral Method’ and ‘Chemotherapy Drugs’ (example ‘HCPCS Code |J0133| Injection, acyclovir, 5 mg‘).
We also consider every HCPCS, that contain drug substances as ‘Drug’ and map them to RxNorm where possible.
If name consist definition of time period we define this code as domain ‘Observation’( example ‘HCPCS Code |G0378| Hospital observation service, per hour’).
We also define as Observation entities that represent visits, episodes of care, training and educational/screening services, home management, home infusions and home therapy without exact drugs, per diem etc.
Example ‘M0064|Brief office visit for the sole purpose of monitoring or changing drug prescriptions used in the treatment of mental psychoneurotic and personality disorders ’.
tagging @Gowtham_Rao, @jenniferduryea for any questions about storing quantities for those HCPCS codes that are observations.