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Individuals, families, and communities can suffer from alcohol and drug misuse. Addiction sufferers might find hope and recovery with the correct treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss how Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes for alcohol and drug misuse therapy may assist individuals in need in obtaining the care they need.

So, let’s dive in and learn more about how HCPCS codes can help those needing treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.



Necessary HCPCS codes from the above range

  • H0001: Alcohol and/or drug assessment:

This code is used to assess a person’s alcohol or drug issue. It entails obtaining patient history, substance use routines, and other characteristics to decide on therapy.

  • H0002: Behavioral health screening to analyze eligibility for admission to treatment program:

This code provides educational services related to behavioral health and substance abuse prevention. It may involve group or individual sessions to raise awareness, provide information, and teach skills to prevent substance abuse or promote behavioral health.

  • H0020: Alcohol and/or drug services; methadone administration and/or service (provision of the drug by a licensed program)

This code is used for methadone administration and related services in a substance abuse treatment setting. Methadone is a medication often used for opioid addiction treatment, and this code covers its administration and associated services.

  • H0030: Behavioral health hotline service:

Healthcare providers use H0030 to identify a service. This code identifies a behavioral health hotline providing discreet mental health therapy and assistance. Support and assistance are provided by skilled specialists. The free service is accessible 24/7.


Necessary HCPCS codes from the above range

  • H0031: Mental health assessment by non-physician:

Non-physician healthcare providers use this code to measure a patient’s mental health. It includes gathering psychological, emotional, and behavioral data to decide on therapy.

  • H0032: Mental health service plan development by a non-physician:

This code describes personalized mental health treatment plan development. It entails analyzing the patient’s requirements and objectives and explaining the treatment’s services, interventions, and goals.

  • H0035: Mental health partial hospitalization, treatment, less than 24 hours:

Mental health partial hospitalization, which lasts shorter than 24 hours, uses this code. This treatment may involve medication management, individual, group, and family therapy in the hospital or other specialized surroundings.

  • H0040: Assertive community treatment program, per diem:

This code is used for assertive community treatment programs, which are typically provided on a per diem basis. These programs offer comprehensive, coordinated, intense care for severe and chronic mental illness. Medication management, individual, group, and family therapy are available.

H0041-H0042: FOSTER CARE:

Necessary HCPCS codes from the above range

  • H0041: Foster care, child, non-therapeutic, per diem:

This code refers to the per-diem rate for non-therapeutic foster care. Non-therapeutic foster care is for children who do not need counseling or treatment. Each day of care costs a per diem charge.

  • H0042: Foster care, child, non-therapeutic, per month:

This code is used for the monthly rate for non-therapeutic child foster care. Non-therapeutic foster care is for children who do not need counseling or treatment. Care expenditures are calculated monthly.


Necessary HCPCS codes from the above range

  • H0043: Supported housing, per diem:

Supported housing and per diem provide short-term housing for those who require help. This accommodation is usually offered daily, with support fluctuating by need. Rent, utilities, and other living expenses may be covered.

  • H0044: Supported housing per month:

Per month, supported housing is assistance with housing that offers long-term accommodation to those who require support services. Individual needs determine the amount of support, which is usually provided monthly. Rent, utilities, and other living expenses may be covered.


Necessary HCPCS codes from the above range

  • H0045: Respite care services, not in the home, per diem:

This code represents respite care services provided to individuals who require temporary relief from caregiving responsibilities. Respite care is temporary care and supervision for those with disabilities, chronic diseases, or other special needs. Per diem care is delivered outside the individual’s home and invoiced daily.

  • H0046: Mental health services, not otherwise specified:

This code represents mental health services that are provided but do not fit into any specific category. It is a general code used when the services rendered cannot be classified under a more detailed mental health code.

  • H0047: Alcohol and/or other drug abuse services, not otherwise specified:

Like H0046, this code represents services related to alcohol and/or drug abuse treatment that cannot be classified under a more specific code. The general code captures services provided for individuals with substance abuse issues.

  • H0048: Alcohol and/or another drug testing: collection and handling only, specimens other than blood:

This code covers collecting and managing urine and saliva samples for alcohol and drug testing. It covers sample collection and management, not laboratory testing.

  • H0049: Alcohol and/or drug screening:

Alcohol and drug screenings are performed using this code. Screening exams identify individuals who may need drug addiction therapy.

  • H0050: Alcohol and/or drug services, brief intervention, per 15 minutes:

This code represents quick intervention services for individuals with alcohol and/or drug-related issues. Brief interventions are short counseling sessions to address substance abuse problems, provide education, and promote behavior change. The code is billed in increments of 15 minutes, indicating that the service’s duration determines the billing units.


Necessary HCPCS codes from the above range

  • H1000: Prenatal care, at-risk assessment:

This code represents an assessment conducted during prenatal care to identify any potential risks or complications that may arise during pregnancy. It helps healthcare providers determine the necessary interventional services to guarantee the health and well-being of both the mother and the developing fetus.

  • H1001: Prenatal care, at-risk enhanced service; antepartum management:

This code refers to an enhanced service provided during prenatal care for individuals identified as “at-risk.” The antepartum stage, from conception via labor, is managed and monitored. Regular check-ups, testing, and treatments can reduce risks and improve pregnancy outcomes.

  • H1002: Prenatal care, at-risk enhanced service; care coordination:

This code represents an enhanced service provided to pregnant individuals identified as “at-risk” that involves coordinating various aspects of their prenatal care. Care coordination may include scheduling appointments, arranging consultations with specialists, ensuring appropriate follow-up, and facilitating communication between healthcare providers involved in the individual’s prenatal care.

  • H1003: Prenatal care, at-risk enhanced service; education:

This code indicates an enhanced service offered to pregnant individuals identified as “at-risk” that focuses on providing education related to prenatal care. Education may encompass healthy lifestyle choices, prenatal nutrition, risks and problems, and self-care.

  • H1004: Prenatal care, at-risk enhanced service; follow-up home visit:

This code represents an enhanced service that involves a follow-up home visit provided to pregnant individuals identified as “at-risk.” Healthcare personnel examine the patient’s well-being, address issues, give support and resources, and guarantee continuity of care between clinic appointments.

  • H1005: Prenatal care, at-risk enhanced service package (includes H1001-H1004):

This code represents a comprehensive package of enhanced services for pregnant individuals identified as “at-risk.” It includes all the benefits mentioned above (H1001, H1002, H1003, and H1004) to manage and address potential risks during prenatal care.

  • H1010: Non-medical family planning education, per session:

This code pertains to non-medical family planning education sessions. It includes family planning, contraception, and reproductive health advice. Professionals guide individuals and couples through family planning sessions based on their needs, preferences, and reproductive plans.

  • H1011: Family assessment by a licensed behavioral health professional for state-defined purposes:

This code refers to a family assessment conducted by a licensed behavioral health professional. The evaluation aims to evaluate and understand the dynamics, functioning, and needs of a family unit for specific purposes defined by the state. It may involve interviews, observations, and standardized assessments to gather information about the family’s strengths, challenges, and potential areas of intervention.


Necessary HCPCS codes from the above range

  • H2000: Comprehensive multidisciplinary evaluation:

This code refers to an interdisciplinary healthcare team’s full review. It evaluates a person’s physical, mental, and emotional health using medical history, diagnostic testing, and specialist consultations. This examination gathers complete health information to generate a treatment plan.

  • H2010: Comprehensive medication services, per 15 minutes:

This code represents the provision of comprehensive medication services. It involves evaluating, managing, and monitoring an individual’s medication regimen by a healthcare professional. These services may include medication review, reconciliation, education, adherence monitoring, and medication adjustment as needed. The code specifies that the services are billed based on 15-minute time increments.

  • H2022: Therapeutic behavioral services, per diem:

This code refers to the provision of therapeutic behavioral services daily. These therapeutic strategies are used to improve behavioral health in these programs. Individual or group treatment, counseling, behavior modification, and psychoeducation are offered.

  • H2030: Mental health clubhouse services, per 15 minutes:

This code represents the provision of mental health clubhouse services, which are supportive programs for individuals with mental health conditions. These services typically occur in a community-based clubhouse setting and promote socialization, skill-building, and overall wellness. Activities may include vocational training, recreational programs, peer support, and educational workshops. The code specifies that the services are billed in 15-minute increments.

  • H2038: Skills training and development, per diem:

This code covers daily abilities training and development. These programs improve communication, socializing, problem-solving, and independence. Individual or group meetings, practical training, and specific techniques and equipment may be employed. The code indicates that services are invoiced per diem, meaning hourly rates apply.


Drug and alcohol therapy and rehabilitation have been shown beneficial by this blog. The finest care for patients and assistance for addicts can be provided when medical professionals can access accurate codes. Healthcare practitioners may make a significant difference in the lives of persons struggling with substance misuse by using the correct codes.


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