ASP Drug Pricing Files July 2019 Update

ASP Drug Pricing Files July 2019 Update

ASP Drug Pricing Files Update Released for July 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just released the updated 2019 ASP drug pricing files for July, available at These files contain the payment amounts to be used to pay for Part B covered drugs in the third quarter. Updated July 2019 payment limits are also available; effective July 1, 2019, through September 30, 2019.
Comparing the new third quarter 2019 payment amounts with the prior quarter reveals that payment amounts for the top 50 Part B drugs increased by an average of 0.6 %. Local Medicare contractors will determine any Medicare Part B payment limits for valid HCPCS codes not included in the quarterly ASP pricing files.

The payment allowance limits subject to the ASP new codes include the following:

ASP July 2019 Code Changes

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Stacy Chaplain, MD, CPC, is an executive editor at AAPC. She has worked in medicine for almost 20 years and has more than five years' experience in medical writing & editing. Prior to AAPC, she led a compliance team as director of clinical coding quality for a multispecialty group practice. Chaplain received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from The University of Texas at Austin and her Medical Doctorate from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is a member of the Beaverton, Ore. local chapter.

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