Update to After-Hours and Weekend Care Codes Payment Policy

October 12, 2016

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will be updating its payment policy regarding after-hours and weekend care codes.

After-hours or weekend care is reimbursable, within limitations, for services provided by an individual physician or other health care professional who is required to provide office-based services outside of regular posted office hours to treat a patient's urgent illness or condition.

Effective January 1, 2017 BCBSTX will no longer reimburse facility-based or non-office based providers for CPT Codes 99053, 99056 and 99060. These codes will be considered inclusive of the primary procedure.

Please contact your Network Management Representative if you have any questions or if you need additional information.