CPCP001 Observation Services Policy Updated Effective 09/01/2023

Posted 05/31/2023 Updated 07/17/2023

Note - A minor verbiage was added to this policy for clarification on 07/17/2023.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas has revised the Clinical Payment and Coding Policy (CPCP) for the CPCP001 Observation Services Policy effective September 1, 2023. This update has been posted to the provider website.

Be sure to check eligibility and benefits before rendering service(s) to make sure a procedure is a covered benefit for the member. Refer to Clinical Payment and Coding Policies under Standards and Requirements on the provider website to review the current CPCPs.

If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact your BCBSTX Network Management Representative.

Clinical payment and coding policies are based on using healthcare professionals and industry standard guidelines. The clinical payment and coding guidelines are not intended to provide billing or coding advice but to serve as a reference for facilities and providers.