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How to Intrepret - HCPCS - Ground mileage, per statute mile (2614666)

(Kristin Kostka, MPH) #1

Friends – does anyone have any on the ground experience with this HCPCS code -
2614666 - Ground mileage, per statute mile: http://athena.ohdsi.org/search-terms/terms/2614666?

Trying to understand what this actually relates to in clinical practice.

Thank you!!

(Jen Duryea) #2

This is a charge for the amount of mileage an ambulance service or other transportation service will bill for while transporting a patient. https://coder.aapc.com/hcpcs-codes/A0425

(Kristin Kostka, MPH) #3

Thanks @jenniferduryea. I sensed this was a billing artifact. Appreciate your help confirming this hypothesis.

My curiosity is if anyone else encountered this covariate in the context of say a PLE or PLP study and had any examples of tactically using this variable. It doesn’t strike me as having a lot of clinical value other than we know the individual had to move locations of care and perhaps it’s a proxy for acute patients in claims data.