CMS 1500 Box 24B Location List
We are working on an interactive Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) 1500 form that will discuss each box on the form, but until then we are providing the numerical code needed to be entered in box 24B indicating the location of where a service was performed. We stated this would be available on our website and here it is. Although the codes range from #1-99, for purposes of acupuncture billing, we will list only those that might pertain. If you need a code that is not listed, please post a question and we will get back to you.
11 (Office): Location, other than a hospital, skilled nursing facility (SNF), military treatment facility, community health center, State or local public health clinic, or intermediate care facility (ICF), where the health professional routinely provides health examinations, diagnosis, and treatment of illness or injury on an ambulatory basis. **Most commonly used by acupuncturists**
12 (Patients Home): Location, other than a hospital or other facility, where the patient receives care in a private residence.
13 (Assisted Living Facility): Congregate residential facility with self-contained living units providing assessment of each resident’s needs and on-site support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with the capacity to deliver or arrange for services including some health care and other services.
14 (Group Home): A residence, with shared living areas, where clients receive supervision and other services such as social and/or behavioral services, custodial service, and minimal services (e.g., medication administration).
15 (Mobile Unit): A facility/unit that moves from place-to-place equipped to provide preventive, screening, diagnostic, and/or treatment services.
16 (Temporary Lodging): A short-term accommodation such as a hotel, camp ground, hostel, cruise ship or resort where the patient receives care, and which is not identified by any other POS code.
20 (Urgent Care Facility): Location, distinct from a hospital emergency room, an office, or a clinic, whose purpose is to diagnose and treat illness or injury for unscheduled, ambulatory patients seeking immediate medical attention.
21 (Inpatient Hospital): A facility, other than psychiatric, which primarily provides diagnostic, therapeutic (both surgical and non-surgical), and rehabilitation services by, or under, the supervision of physicians to patients admitted for a variety of medical conditions.
22 (Outpatient Hospital): A portion of a hospital which provides diagnostic, therapeutic (both surgical and non-surgical), and rehabilitation services to sick or injured persons who do not require hospitalization or institutionalization.
23 (Emergency Room): A portion of a hospital where emergency diagnosis and treatment of illness or injury is provided.
24 (Ambulatory Surgical Center): A freestanding facility, other than a physician’s office, where surgical and diagnostic services are provided on an ambulatory basis.
25 (Birthing Center): A facility, other than a hospital’s maternity facilities or a physician’s office, which provides a setting for labor, delivery, and immediate post-partum care as well as immediate care of new born infants.
31 (Skilled Nursing Facility): A facility which primarily provides inpatient skilled nursing care and related services to patients who require medical, nursing, or rehabilitative services but does not provide the level of care or treatment available in a hospital.
32 (Nursing Facility): A facility which primarily provides to residents skilled nursing care and related services for the rehabilitation of injured, disabled, or sick persons, or, on a regular basis, health-related care services above the level of custodial care to other than mentally retarded individuals.
33 (Custodial Care Facility): A facility which provides room, board and other personal assistance services, generally on a long-term basis, and which does not include a medical component.
34 (Hospice): A facility, other than a patient’s home, in which palliative and supportive care for terminally ill patients and their families are provided.
49 (Independent Clinic): A location, not part of a hospital and not described by any other Place of Service code, that is organized and operated to provide preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, or palliative services to outpatients only.
61 (Comprehensive Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility): A facility that provides comprehensive rehabilitation services under the supervision of a physician to inpatients with physical disabilities. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, social or psychological services, and orthotics and prosthetics services.
62 (Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility): A facility that provides comprehensive rehabilitation services under the supervision of a physician to outpatients with physical disabilities. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology services.
99 (Other place of service): Other place of service not identified above.