Place of Service Codes

Place of Service:

It is a place where health care services are provided. Place of Service Codes is a two digit code and will be used on CMS or HCFA 1500 claim form(Box# 24B) to indicate where services are rendered.

 

Place of Service Codes POS Lists for Professional Claims in Medical Billing

Place of Service Code(s)POS NamePOS Description
01PharmacyA location where drugs, medications and other medically related items are dispensed.

Effective: 10/01/2003
02TelehealthTelehealth is a location, where mode to deliver or provide health services or health related services using a telecommunication technologies for enhancing patient’s health care.

Effective: 01/01/2017
03SchoolA Facility which provides health care services and whose primary purpose is education.

Effective: 01/01/2003
04Homeless ShelterHomeless Shelter are a type of homeless service agency or location, which provides temporary housing to homeless individuals and families.

Effective: 01/01/2003
05Indian Health Service Free Standing FacilityIndian Health Service is an operating division or facility or location, which provides health care services to American Indian and Alaska Natives on free standing facility(who do not require hospitalization).

Effective; 01/01/2003
06Indian Health Service
Provider-based Facility
Indian Health Service is an operating division or facility or location, which provides health care services to American Indian and Alaska Natives admitted as Inpatients or Outpatients.

Effective: 01/01/2003
07Tribal 638
Free-standing
Facility
A facility or location, which provides health care services includes diagnostic, rehabilitation services, therapeutic surgical and non-surgical to tribal members who do not require hospitalization under 638 agreements. It is owned and operated by a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Tribe.

Effective: 01/01/2003
08Tribal 638
Provider-based
Facility
A facility or location, which provides health care services includes diagnostic, rehabilitation services, therapeutic surgical and non-surgical to tribal members who admitted as inpatients or out patients Tribe under 638 agreements. It is owned and operated by a federally recognized American Indian or Alaska Native Tribe.

Effective: 01/01/2003
09Prison/Correctional Facility
A correctional facility can pertain to prisons, jail, reformatory, work farm or other centers that serve as a place for incarceration maintained by Federal . Its primary objective is to confine, or at least rehabilitation of adult or juvenile criminal offenders.

Effective: 07/01/2006
10Unassigned N/A
11OfficeLocation other than a hospital or other facility (Skilled Nursing Facility, military treatment facility, intermediate care facility) or state or local public health clinic, where patient receives health care services from health professional on an ambulatory basis.
12HomeLocation other than a facility or hospital, where the patient receives health care services in a private residence.
13Assisted Living FacilityAssisted Living Facility is limited care that is designed for senior citizens who need 24/7 assistance with daily activities(such as Medications, bathing, dressing, grooming, meal preparation or other services ) but do not require the intensive medical and nursing care provided in nursing homes.

Effective: 10/01/2003
14Group Home *Home or location where people live together in a group to receives care or supervision and other services such as social and/or behavioral services, custodial service and minimal services(example: Medication Administration).

Effective: 10/01/2003
15Mobile UnitA unit equipped to provide services and that moves from place to place. Services include Preventive, diagnostic, screening, and treatment).

Effective: 01/01/2003
16Temporary LodgingA place such as a hotel, camp ground, hostel, cruise ship or resort where the patient receives care, and which is not identified by any other place of service code.

Effective: 01/01/2008
17Walk-in Retail Health ClinicRetail health clinic is a category of walk in clinic and not described by any other place of service code located in retail stores and pharmacies that treats uncomplicated minor illness, provide primary care service and preventative health care services.

Effective: 05/01/2010
18Place of Employment-
Worksite
A location or worksite, where the patient is employed and where a health care professional provides rehabilitative or therapeutic services or on-going services to the individual.

Effective 05/01/2003
19Off Campus-Outpatient HospitalPortion of an off-campus hospital provider based department which provides diagnostic, therapeutic surgical and nonsurgical, and rehabilitation services to patient who are sick or injured and do not require hospitalization.


Effective: 01/01/2016
20Urgent Care FacilityA Location whose primarily purpose is to treat injuries or illness for unscheduled and which requires immediate care (Ambulatory patients seeking immediate medical attention). Urgent Care Facility is distinct from a hospital emergency room, office or a clinic.

Effective: 01/01/2003
21Inpatient HospitalA Facility or location which provides health care services to patients admitted for varieties of medical conditions. Health care services are provided under or by the supervision of physician’s and include other than psychiatric, such as therapeutic-surgical and non-surgical, diagnostic and rehabilitation services.
22On Campus-Outpatient HospitalA portion of hospital’s main campus which provides health care services to patient who is sick or injured and do not require hospitalization.

Effective: 01/01/2016
23Emergency Room HospitalA part of a hospital where emergency health care services are performed.
24Ambulatory Surgical CenterA healthcare facility, where surgical services performed and do not require an overnight hospital stay. In other way we can define Ambulatory Surgical Center as freestanding facility other than a physician office, where surgeries are performed in an ambulatory basis.
25Birthing CenterA medical facility or place, other than a hospital’s maternity facilities or physician office. Birthing Center provides a family centered care in midwifery and wellness model for healthy women before, during and after normal pregnancy, labor, birth, and immediate care of new born infants.
26Military Treatment FacilityA location or place includes military health care, hospitals and clinics, and those facilities under contract with the Government to provide health care services for members of the uniformed services.
27-30UnassignedN/A
31Skilled Nursing FacilityA facility which primarily provides nursing care by registered professional nurses to the patient. Services includes speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medications, supplies, equipment and other services but does not provide the level of treatment available in hospital.
32Nursing FacilityA facility which primarily provides skilled nursing care or treatment to residents.
33Custodial Care FacilityA facility which primarily provides non-medical care or personal assistance services, room, board to individual on a long term basis.
34HospiceA facility other than a patient’s home, in which supportive and palliative care provided for terminally ill patients.
35-40UnassignedN/A
41Ambulance - LandA Land Ambulance is a vehicle equipped with life-support equipment, and are usually crewed by staff and used for transporting the people who are sick or injured.
42Ambulance – Air or WaterAn air or water vehicle with special equipment and staffed for life saving and transporting the people who are sick or injured.
43-48UnassignedN/A
49Independent ClinicA location, not part of a hospital and not described by any other POS code. Independent Clinic primarily focused to provide preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or palliative services to outpatients only.

Effective: 10/01/2003
50Federally Qualified Health CenterFederally Qualified Health Center are community-based organizations that provide comprehensive primary and preventive care services in underserved areas and populations.
51Inpatient Psychiatric FacilityA facility or place, which provides inpatient psychiatric treatment or services for mental illness on a 24-hour basis, under or by the supervision of a physician.
52Psychiatric Facility-Partial HospitalizationA facility that provides outpatient psychiatric services in a structured therapeutic program for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. This treatment is more intense than care you get in a doctor’s or therapist’s office and provided during the day and doesn’t require an overnight stay.
53Community Mental Health CenterA facility that provides the comprehensive mental health services, offering inpatient, outpatient, home-based, school-based Counseling, partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment, counseling to individuals/families/Group, Mental Health Assessment ,primary care and Psychological and education services.
54Intermediate Care Facility/ Individuals with Intellectual DisabilitiesA facility or place primarily provides health related services and care to individuals above the level of custodial care, but does not provide the level of care or treatment available in a Skilled Nursing Facility or Hospital.
55Residential Substance Abuse Treatment FacilityA facility which provides treatment in a residential settings for substance abuse. Residential Substance Abuse Treatment facility includes laboratory testing, individual or group therapy and counseling, psychological testing, family counseling, drugs and supplies, and room and board.
56Psychiatric Residential Treatment CenterPsychiatric residential treatment center is a non-hospital facility or distinct part of a facility which provides structured therapeutic program, offering intensive inpatient psychiatric services to people who have various mental illnesses and professionally staffed group living and learning environment.
57Non-residential Substance Abuse Treatment FacilityA Facility which provides treatment for substance abuse to patients on an ambulatory basis. Non Residential Substance Abuse Treatment facility includes psychological testing, individual or group therapy and counseling, laboratory testing, family counseling, drugs and supplies.

Effective: 10/01/2003
58-59UnassignedN/A
60Mass Immunization CenterA location where providers administer pneumococcal pneumonia and influenza virus vaccination and submit these services as electronic media claims, paper claims, or using the roster billing method. This generally takes place in a mass immunization setting, such as a public health center, pharmacy, or mall but may include a physician's office setting.
61Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation FacilityA facility that provides comprehensive inpatient’s rehabilitation services under the supervision of physician with physical disabilities. Comprehensive Inpatient rehabilitation facility services include physical therapy, speech pathology services, psychological or social services, occupational therapy, and prosthetic and orthotics services.
62Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation FacilityA facility that provides comprehensive outpatient’s rehabilitation services under the supervision of physician with physical disabilities. Comprehensive Outpatient rehabilitation facility services include physical therapy, speech pathology services, and occupational therapy.
63-64UnassignedN/A
65End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment FacilityA facility or unit other than a hospital, which provides provides dialysis treatment or dialysis training to patients with end stage renal disease(ESRD) on an ambulatory or home care basis.
66-70UnassignedN/A
71Public Health ClinicA clinic or place, which primarily provides ambulatory primary medical care services under the general direction of a physician and it is maintained by either State or local health departments.
72Rural Health ClinicA certified clinic or place located in rural, medically underserved area which primarily provides ambulatory primary medical care under the general direction of a physician.
73-80UnassignedN/A
81Independent LaboratoryIndependent Laboratory is a facility maintained for the purpose to perform diagnostic laboratory tests and/or clinical tests that is independent of a hospital or a physician’s office.
82-98UnassignedN/A
99Other Place of ServiceOther place of service not identified above.

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