What is the importance of HCPCS codes?

  Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS). It is often known as hick picks. Like ICD, it is also a series of codes. It is assigned to all the tasks or services that any doctor or practitioner provides to his patients. These codes cover all medical services including surgery and even diagnostic. These codes are the same everywhere and become a way to cause uniformity in the medical field. When you go to a doctor for a specific medical problem, he will charge you a fee. However, these codes ensure that he is paid the same amount that other doctors of the area are charging for the same service. These are simply billing codes. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services monitor these codes and related services. HIPAA regulates these standard codes and it is ensured that everyone uses them in their standard form. When these codes were made, it was optional for all medical services to either use them or not. However, in 1996, the Govt passed the famous health act known a