Place of Service Codes

Medicare added the following place of service codes on Jan. 1, 2003.  NOTE: Texas law requires commercial health plans to use the Medicare place of service codes; therefore, you should use these for all claims, as well as the existing codes, when appropriate. 

The place of service is reported in field 24b of the CMS-1500 claim form.

Code     Place of Service  
03 School
04 Homeless shelter
15 Mobile unit
20 Urgent care facility  

For further information regarding Place of Service codes, including a complete listing, visit the CMS Web site.

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