Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Category II codes, often referred to as Measurement Codes, are supplemental tracking codes that can be used for performance measurement.
The use of these codes is optional. These Category II codes are not required for correct coding and may not be used as a substitute for Category I codes.
Category II codes are billed in the procedure code field, just as CPT Category I codes are billed. Category II codes describe clinical components usually included in evaluation and management or clinical services and are not associated with any relative value. Therefore, Category II codes are billed with a $0.00 billable charge amount. The Alliance will reprice contracted participating providers billing Category II codes at $0.00 and these services are not separately reimbursable.