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|
|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.