HCPCS Quarterly Update Released

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established in the Outpatient Prospective Payment System and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment System (OPPS/ASC PS) 2014 final rule several HCPCS Level II code changes, which were to be implemented quarterly throughout the year. The July update brings the healthcare community the following code changes:

HCPCS Code Long Description Added Date Termination Date
C2644 Brachytherapy source, cesium-131 chloride solution, per millicurie 07/01/2014
C9022 Injection, elosulfase alfa, 1 mg 07/01/2014
C9134 Factor XIII (antihemophilic factor, recombinant), Tretten, per 10 i.u. 07/01/2014
C9441 Injection, ferric carboxymaltose, 1 mg 01/01/2014 06/30/2014

HCPCS level II code C9441, deleted as of June 30, 2014, is replaced with code Q9970 Injection, ferric carboxymaltose, 1 mg, effective July 1, 2014.
Other HCPCS Level II changes in this quarterly update are as follows:

HCPCS Code Long Description Action Coverage
L8680 Implantable Neurostimulator Electrode, Each Revised Cov I
L1 Provider Attestation That The Hospital Laboratory Test(s) Is Not Packaged Under The Hospital OPPS Add C
S0144 Injection, Propofol, 10mg Add I
SZ Habilitative Services Add C
S1034 Artificial Pancreas Device System (eg, Low Glucose Suspend [LGS] Feature) Including Continuous Glucose Monitor, Blood Glucose Device, Insulin Pump And Computer Algorithm That Communicates With All Of The Devices Add I
S1035 Sensor; Invasive (eg, Subcutaneous), Disposable, For Use With Artificial Pancreas Device System Add I
S1036 Transmitter; External, For Use With Artificial Pancreas Device System Add I
S1037 Receiver (Monitor); External, For Use With Artificial Pancreas Device System Add I
J2271 Injection, Morphine Sulfate, 100mg Revised Cov I
J2275 Injection, Morphine Sulfate (Preservative-Free Sterile Solution), Per 10 mg Revised Cov I
Q9974 Injection, Morphine Sulfate, Preservative-Free or Epidural Or Intrathecal Use, 10 mg Add D

Two A codes, a long list of E codes, and two K codes received a pricing indicator change, effective April 1, 2014, as well.
You can download the July 1, 2014 quarterly update files here.

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