Correct Use of Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) Codes

A NOC code should only be used when another HCPCS code is not available. Some codes have a description that indicates "miscellaneous, NOC, unlisted, or non-specified." If so, a NOC code can be used but additional information must be included in the Narrative field of the claim. The Noridian Billing Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) HCPCS Code webpage lists the required elements to include in the narrative and the location of that field on the claim form. Don’t let your claim get rejected and cause you rework.

Last Updated Aug 24 , 2022