Place of service codes

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Listed below are place of service codes and descriptions. These codes should be
used on professional claims to specify the entity where service(s) were rendered.
Check with individual payers (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, other private insurance)
for reimbursement policies regarding these codes. If you would like to comment
on a code(s) or description(s), please send your request to [email protected]

place of service codes

NOTE: Please direct questions related to billing place of service codes to your
Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for assistance, and not to
[email protected]

Place of

Place of Service
Place of Service Description
01 Pharmacy** A facility or location where drugs and other
medically related items and services are sold,
dispensed, or otherwise provided directly to
(Effective October 1, 2003)
02 Telehealth The location where health services and health
related services are provided or received,
through a telecommunication system.
(Effective January 1, 2017)
03 School A facility whose primary purpose is education.
(Effective January 1, 2003)
04 Homeless Shelter A facility or location whose primary purpose is
to provide temporary hosing to homeless
individuals (e.g., emergency shelters, individual
or family shelters).
(Effective January 1, 2003)
05 Indian Health
Service Freestanding Facility
A facility or location, owned and operated by
the Indian Health Service, which provides
diagnostic, therapeutic (surgical and nonsurgical), and rehabilitation services to
American Indians and Alaska Natives who do
not require hospitalization.
(Effective January 1, 2003)

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What are place of service codes?

Place of Service Codes are two-digit codes placed on health care professional claims to indicate the setting in which a service was provided. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) maintain POS codes used throughout the health care industry.